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 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.
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 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. Armenian Cucumbers are more heat tolerant than regular cucumbers and grow well in the Texas heat.
How to successfully grow cucumbers in Texas. The best trellises for cucumbers and when to harvest. Persian and English Cucumbers are specifically discussed.
How to attract and keep Texas Spiny Lizards in your garden for natural pest control. Information about the difference between male and female lizards, egg laying, and habitat are discussed.
How to successfully grow kale in Texas. How to plant, harvest and cook kale. Different varieties of kale are discussed and the best season to plant them in Texas.
How to successfully grow Collards or Collard Greens in Texas. How to plant, harvest for a continuous crop from fall through early spring, clean and cook collard greens are discussed.
How to successfully grow Swiss Chard in Texas. How to plant, grow, harvest and cook with Swiss Chard. A method of harvesting for a continual crop from fall-spring is discussed.