Growing and Cooking Collard Greens in Texas

Collards or Collard Greens

Collards are a tasty green that has had a long history in the South. We love our collard greens. Collard leaves look somewhat similar to cabbage and they are a great source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta-carotene, calcium, and magnesium. They do contain oxalic acid like spinach and Swiss chard. Collard Varieties […]

Swiss Chard: a Beautiful Tasty Green that Grows Well in Texas

Swiss Chard is a great green to grow in Texas because it is much more cold hardy and heat resistant to bolting or going to seed than lettuce. It is also high in vitamins C and A, calcium, potassium, and iron and tastes somewhat like asparagus. It does contain a little oxalic acid like spinach […]

Growing Salad Greens in Texas during the Fall and Winter

Loose Leaf Salad

Fall and winter are some of the best times to grow salad greens in Texas! Why? Because salad greens thrive in temperatures between 40 to 70 degrees and withstand light freezes (to 28 degrees), without any protection. The cooler temperature also insures that the crop of salad greens lasts longer because hotter temperatures make them […]

Growing Cherokee Blue Mustard for Food and Seeds

cherokee blue mustard seed

Plant Cherokee Blue Mustard seeds 1/8″ deep in a sunny location in well-drained soil in the fall or spring. The Cherokee Blue Mustard in this blog and video was planted in late September and the seeds were harvested the last week of May. Cherokee Blue Mustard grows through the winter here in Texas. Seeds were […]