Can I grow cucumbers as a fall crop in Texas? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I didn't have much of a garden this year and really miss the cucumbers I usually grow. Can I plant some for a fall garden? I live in hot northeast Texas but grew up in Sweden, where the concept of a fall garden is unknown. So I don't know much, but sure would like those cucumbers this fall. Last year we ran our air conditioner into November, as I recall, so the vines sure wouldn't freeze.

-- Elizabeth in E TX (, July 29, 2001


Yes Elizabeth you can grow almost anything in the fall here. In fact, other than a very early spring garden your best garden by far will be your fall garden here. Late spring and summer gardens are at the mercy of the heat and bugs! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, July 29, 2001.

I never had good luck with cucumbers any time of year. I have planted squash as a fall crop, but it's gonna be short season. Things like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, carrots, turnips, onions, you can plant and keep through the winter.

-- mary (, July 29, 2001.

YES, I agree that the best gardens are fall gardens, start it now with as much temporary shade as you can get and keep it watered, by Oct. they can all most fend for themselves. (I'm in OKC)

-- Thumper (, July 29, 2001.

Gee..I just back from Michigan were the cucumbers were 7 for $1..

-- Lisa (, August 03, 2001.

try the japanese type cucumbers, a bit smaller but I've had real good results with them growing on trellis.

-- Dave (, August 03, 2001.

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