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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
Please click map for more detailed map and driving directions.

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Last Chance for Fall Gardening

A fall garden often produces better quality and higher-yielding vegetables than a spring-summer garden.

Cooler weather means a longer harvest period for many vegetables. Lettuce and leafy greens are sweeter and more tender. Lettuce, collards, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and Swiss chard will continue to grow to be a part of your Thanksgiving and, maybe even, your Christmas feast.

A fall garden requires careful planning. Planting must be timed to allow frost-sensitive vegetables to mature and to be harvested before frost. Those that will tolerate frost can be planted so that harvesting can continue after the first fall frost.

Vegetables adapted to fall gardens can be divided into 4 groups, based on their tolerance of freezing temperatures.

Some warm-season vegetables adapted to fall gardens—but killed by frost—are snap beans, southern peas, summer squash, winter squash, cucumbers, sweet corn and early-maturing pepper and tomato varieties.

The second group includes cool-season crops usually damaged by light frost when mature, such as lettuce, cauliflower, kohlrabi, celery, cabbage and broccoli.

The third group contains those that are moderately tolerant of repeated light frosts: carrots, parsnip, beets, leaf lettuce, endive, radishes, rutabagas and turnips.

Members of the fourth group, which tolerate night after night of freezing temperatures and have even survived a mild winter, include bulb onions, Brussels sprouts, shallots, spinach, parsley, collards, kale and Romaine varieties of lettuce.

Fall Planting Dates

Even if you don't yet have a garden, THERE IS STILL TIME TO PLANT.

  Beets Nov. 1 Oct. 15
  Carrots Nov. 10 Nov. 20
  Swiss Chard Oct. 1 Oct. 20
  Collards Oct. 10 Oct. 20
  Garlic October November
  Leaf Lettuce Oct. 10 Nov. 1
  Mustard Nov. 1 Dec. 1
  Onion Nov. 1 Dec. 1
  Parsley Oct. 10 Nov. 1
  Radish Nov. 25 Dec. 1
  Spinach Nov. 15 Dec. 1
  Turnip Nov. 1 Dec. 1
  Transplants of Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage and Spinach Oct. 1 Nov. 1

Buying transplants of vegetables at local nurseries to set in the garden at the right time and with the right spacing will insure success. It is NOT too late to begin fall gardening and enjoy the production of quality produce for Thanksgiving and Christmas.