A Review and Look into the Children’s Book Garden Gruesome
Garden Gruesome is a delightful children’s book written and illustrated by Nelson R. Elliott. Gus, nicknamed “Gruesome Gus” is a young Goth inclined child who would rather stay inside the house and read scary books than go outside. When his mother insists that he go outside to help in the garden, he is reluctant. Gus […]
Saving Your Tomatoes from the Birds
Use fruit protection netting bags to protect your tomatoes from birds and squirrels, and let your tomatoes ripen on the vine. These bags really work and are simple to use.
How to Grow Morning Glories
How to Grow and Care for Morning Glories. Information on Moonflowers included also.
How to Protect Your Winter Vegetables from Freezes
Our mild Texas winters provide a second growing season that is ideal for growing all types of greens and other winter vegetables. Most of the winter, it is not necessary to provide freeze protection for cold hardy vegetables, but there are usually a few days in January and February that will be cold enough that […]
Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening in Texas
A selection of vegetables that grow well during the winter in Texas. The entry for each vegetable includes: the best time to plant, the best varieties, and the temperature at which the plant should be covered for extra warmth.
How To Produce Bushier Flower Plants With More Blossoms
How to grow bushier flower plants with more blossoms by removing the first flower bud or couple of buds and spent blooms. This works well for flowers that tend to grow long and lanky such as zinnias and chrysanthemums.
How To Grow Transplants from Seeds
A method for increasing the success rate of growing transplants of plants that have very small seeds that are not as easy to grow in the open garden. This method increases the chance of more plants germinating, gives the plants a good start away from pests on the ground, and provides a back-stock for replacement plants and extras for gifts.
How to Grow New Roots on Damaged Seedlings
How to grow new roots on seedlings and other plants that have been felled from their roots by pests, weather, animals or other trauma.
How To Grow Armenian Cucumbers in Texas
How to grow Armenian Cucumbers in Texas. Armenian Cucumbers are more heat tolerant than regular cucumbers and grow well in the Texas heat.
How To Grow Cucumbers in Texas
How to successfully grow cucumbers in Texas. The best trellises for cucumbers and when to harvest. Persian and English Cucumbers are specifically discussed.