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,...
Pollination and the Spring Garden

Pollination and the Spring Garden

There’s a real push this year to support pollinators in the garden. Where would our gardens be without them? Personally I think most gardeners do this without thinking about it but it’s tempting, for example, to pull out cilantro, mustards, broccoli, fennel, dill,...