Laid Back Cool Season Garden

Laid Back Cool Season Garden

It’s been a laid back cool season garden this year. We’ve had relatively mild weather except for three morning freezes in March. Rainfall has been excessive at times, but I’m hesitant to complain too loudly because most of the crops have produced enough that we’ve had...
Bill’s End of Summer Blog

Bill’s End of Summer Blog

It wasn’t the best of times and it wasn’t the worst. The warm season garden usually starts in February, but this year the beginning was more like late March, early April following back surgery. I still managed to set out 83 tomato varieties and allow a few volunteers...
Cool Season 17

Cool Season 17

It’ s hard to believe with the weeks of 90+degree weather we’re having in May that we had two extended cold spells and an overabundance of rain not too long ago. It certainly made for a successful cool season garden. Kale and Italian Chard (Verde de Taglio) are still...
Last of the Warm Season Vegetables

Last of the Warm Season Vegetables

Some of the tomatoes looked like they might come back for the fall season until hurricane Harvey hit—too much water and waterlogged soils did most of them in but the peppers, eggplants and okra have come on strong. Not that there haven’t been problems—root-knot...
Tomato Report 2017

Tomato Report 2017

This has been a good year for tomatoes in South Central Texas. Almost too good —90 plus varieties and tomatoes everywhere. They’re on the cabinets, ice chests, lawn furniture, the kitchen island and the floor in front. If we even see someone that we think we know,...