Still Time to Plant Okra

Still Time to Plant Okra

Hopefully, you grow a garden or know someone that does.  Hot weather is on its way, but there’s still time to plant Southern peas, sweet potatoes, and okra. Okra is synonymous with Southern culture.  The African name for okra was gumbo and subsequently gave us the...
Growing with the Flow

Growing with the Flow

I’m sad to say that thanks to school, work, and life, my spring gardening season was pretty much a no go. All I managed to get planted was a bed of Irish potatoes and a few cucumbers. There will be no Sweet G-90 corn on the Grant table this year.  Greg passed...
Mowing Lawns

Mowing Lawns

I may be one of the few folks that enjoy mowing the lawn.  Mowing is perhaps the most common cultural practice performed in most landscapes. When performed properly, mowing is used to maintain a particular turfgrass height and appearance that supports a specific use...
It’s Pea Planting Time

It’s Pea Planting Time

When you say “pea” to most gardeners in the world, they think of green “English” that thrive in cool moist environments.  But to most Texans, a hot weather legume from Africa, more related to beans, is the norm.  Despite what Northerners say about our peas being...
Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Would you believe that Texas has six state flowers?  All are cool season legumes and bee pollinated.  Here’s how we got so many! In the spring of 1901, the Texas Legislature tackled the serious business of selecting a state floral emblem.  The ensuing battle was...