Mineral Wells Area News

Fall Gardening in Palo Pinto County

Fall Gardening in Palo Pinto County
September 06
14:55 2022

By Amy Ringo Lane

Seed Starting for Fall Gardening Photo By Sadie Harrison

Here in Palo Pinto County, we gardeners get so excited when Spring rolls around and it’s time to plant our tomatoes, peppers, squash & melons. Unfortunately for so many, this year’s Spring and Summer gardens burned up and produced little to no harvest. The long stretch of triple digit temps and drought killed our plants and kind of broke our hearts. But do not be dismayed, fellow gardening friends, hope springs eternal when in the garden. There’s always something to grow.

Enter Fall gardening. Did you know Fall gardening in our area can be wildly successful and fulfilling? Cooler temperatures and increased rainfall are the perfect prescription for that bountiful harvest we dreamed of this Spring. And who knows? Fall gardening might just be the cure for our broken hearts, too.

Let’s Grow Crazy Fall Seed Starting Photo By Tai Silva

Most anything that can be grown here in Spring can be grown in Fall, with the extra added bonus of some deliciousness that can’t be grown in our Spring gardens. Below are some ideas for veggies to try this year in your new Fall garden:

Leaf Lettuce

Radish

Chinese Cabbage

Green Onion

Brussels Sprouts

Cauliflower

Mustard Greens

Turnip Greens

Broccoli

Beet

Parsley

Spinach

Cabbage

Swiss Chard

Collard Greens

Snap Peas

Garlic

Bulb Onions

If you are new to gardening, new to Fall gardening or just want to plant seeds with a warm, welcoming and enthusiastic community, come join Let’s Grow Crazy for our FREE gardening class on Thursday, September 22. We will gather at the LGC Community Garden from 5:30-7:30pm. The address is 500 SE 2nd Ave. Come start your seeds, learn to transplant your seedlings and grow with us. Let’s Grow Crazy will have the seeds, the soil, and the water. Just bring yourself, a friend/family member and some small containers to plant in.

If you need a place to plant your fall crops, consider renting a Let’s Grow Crazy Community Garden bed. We provide the bed, soil and water. You just bring the seeds and plants. Just email us at: LetsGrowCrazyMW@gmail.com. Like, follow & subscribe to Let’s Grow Crazy on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube.

We can’t wait to meet you. See you in the garden!


About The Author: Amy Ringo Lane is the President and a founding member of Let’s Grow Crazy. She is a lifetime resident of Mineral Wells who has been a Southwest Airline Flight Attendant for 21 years. When she is not high in the sky, she is spending time with her five kids and five grandkids with her husband Kevin. Amy is a community activist who loves singing, growing food, laughing who strives for daily wisdom learning.

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