Gardening with Herbs
Herbs are becoming more and more popular in gardens. Many are useful in cooking and some have medicinal uses. The essential oils in some herbs are used for their fragrance. Many herbs have attractive flowers and some attract beneficial insects and nourish butterfly larvae.
The ornamental value of herbs means they can be used in flower beds, borders and rock gardens. Some herbs are annuals that must… Continue reading
Q: What can I plant in my garden in March?
A: Depending on the temperatures there are a few things that can be planted now, such as onions from transplants, seeds such as mustard, spinach, turnips, beets, and carrots. These can be planted, but be prepared to cover or protect the seedlings as they grow, frosts and wind can damage or kill new plants. Protection can be provided by use… Continue reading
Early Start for Better Tomato CropTomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown in Texas gardens. Learning more about growing them will aid you in harvesting a maximum crop. Tomatoes will grow in almost any type of soil with good drainage and at least 6 hours of daily sunlight. Now is the time to begin preparing your tomato bed. Tomatoes will produce best with lots of organic matter in the soil… Continue reading
Q: When do I harvest my white potatoes?
A: When ever you want to. The official time to harvest is when the plants stop growing, begin to yellow and decline. But you can carefully dig around the plants with out uprooting them and carefully harvest a few potatoes at any time when they reach the size you like.… Continue reading
Fall Vegetable Gardening by Carol Wood
One of the best seasons for gardening is right around the corner. The cooler weather , dwindling insect population and fall rains make for great gardens. Vegetables, such as tomato, cabbage, beans or greens, maturing in cooler weather, will be sweeter and better tasting. Now is the time to prepare for a fall vegetable garden.
One may be surprised by how many vegetables can… Continue reading