Growing Vegetables in Containers

Growing Vegetables in Containers

Container gardening sounds very appealing, and it is for those who have no ground in which to garden. Just be warned that gardening in containers in Texas is harder than gardening in the ground. The number one limiting factor with container gardening in here is water....
Welcome Back Miracle Monarchs

Welcome Back Miracle Monarchs

As the warmth of another fleeting Texas spring breathes new life into the natural world around us, one of nature’s most magical events unfolds—the spring migration of monarch butterflies. Each year, our official Texas state insect embarks on a remarkable...
It’s Tomato Time

It’s Tomato Time

Tomato planting time is finally here. Tomatoes are planted from transplants after all danger of frost in the spring. Tomato plants cannot tolerate a frost or freeze and thrive with mild temperatures in spring and early summer. Tomatoes do not set fruit in the heat of...
Planting Potatoes

Planting Potatoes

Mark it on your calendars for either Valentine’s Day (if you truly love potatoes) or President’s Day (if you think growing your own potatoes should be a law).  I vote for both and put mine in the ground this weekend. Potatoes are cool-weather plants that bloom and die...
It’s Time to Plant Fruits and Nuts

It’s Time to Plant Fruits and Nuts

Now is the time to plant fruit (and nut) trees.  Before a fruit tree is planted, make sure there is adequate space.  Most fruit trees require an area 25 feet by 25 feet. The site must have a full day’s sun. And, a single pear tree, properly cared for, can easily...