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.
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 […]
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.
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.