October is here, and so is one of our favorite months to garden in the Austin area! Don’t miss out on growing this fall. Many think that spring and summer are the only times to grow in the garden, but fall in Texas is one of the best times to plant another round of plants if your garden is set up, and to start a garden if you still need a growing space.


Get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather that is coming our way!

We typically say October is too late to plant even fast-growing warm season plants like bush beans. We’re transitioning into cooler weather and should begin planting our gardens with plants that prefer temps in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. 

We’ve got a list of cooler-weather plants to plant now for a fall harvest, but know that they may require some babying (mostly providing some shade), depending on our variable Texas weather. We like to push it a bit so we can get a head start on our cool-season plants.

Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide

Take all the guesswork out of your seasonal planting.


carrot harvest


This October plant list includes bigger plants that need a long time to grow, like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. It’s best to add these by plant, instead of starting them from seed, if you’d like to grow them in your garden this fall. 


Artichokes, Asian Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Fava Beans, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion, Peas, Radishes, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnip

Herbs & Flowers

Borage, Calendula, Chamomile, Chives, Cilantro, Dianthus, Dill, Fennel, Pansy, Parsley, Viola

what to plant in October

Tips for Gardening in October

  • Check your organic fertilizer package directions and keep those plants fed.

  • Clean up any dead vegetation to keep pests at bay. Check your leaves for signs of hungry caterpillars and remove visible pests by hand.

  • Add a fresh layer of compost before planting your fall veggies.

  • Harvest any and all veggies you can find! Crops are best enjoyed when picked in the early morning, before a plant is stressed from the heat.

Lettuce Grow Something is prepping for fall garden installations, and October is a great month to get a new garden! It is never too late to begin a garden in Central Texas! Click here to grow with us!


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