Ranunculus: Flower Power for Texas Winters
How to successfully grow Ranunculus or Persian Buttercups in Texas as a beautiful winter flower. Buy 20-30 tubers in the fall for under $7 and grow your own transplants to replace your annuals after the first frost for continual beauty in the flower bed. Other winter flowers to plant with ranunculus are also discussed.
Fall is the Time to Divide and Transplant Perennials
How to divide and transplant perennials in the fall in Texas. Perennials discussed include: daylilies, Shasta Daisies, Lycoris (Spider) Lilies, and Irises. Perennial flowers need to be divided and planted with more room between them every few years to increase health and blooms.
How To Control Grasshoppers Organically in the Urban Garden
Ideas for how to organically control grasshoppers in the urban garden are discussed.
Helping to Protect Your Tomatoes from the Birds
Ideas for how to help protect your tomatoes from the birds in Texas.
How To Grow Zucchini and Yellow Squash
How to successfully grow and harvest summer squash such as yellow squash and zucchini in Texas. The dreaded squash bug and how to control them is also discussed.
How To Grow Cherokee Blue Mustard for Food and Seeds
How to successfully grow and harvest Cherokee Blue Mustard or any mustard green in Texas. How to grow mustard for seeds is also discussed.
How To Grow and Use Thyme In Texas
How to grow Thyme transplants from root divisions, or by rooting in water are discussed. How to plant, harvest and use Thyme in cooking.
The First Tomatoes and Peppers
Tomato and pepper varieties that grow well in North Texas are discussed.