Category: Seasonal Gardening Prep

Frost and Your Plants

Fall brings the changing colors of leaves and the first frost, and many times, we are caught off guard and unprepared. Frost itself can do damage to our plants, but sometimes more damage is done by the thawing and refreezing of plant tissues that have been frosted. It’s similar to frozen water rupturing a pipe. … […]

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Early Planting Tips

Here are some tips to get your gardening season off to a good start. When cutting potatoes to plant, get as much potato as possible with each eye and include only one or two eyes with each piece to be planted. More eyes only make smaller potatoes. To get a jump start on tomatoes, place … […]

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Fall Ground Preparation

As you dream of your spring garden during the dreary cooler months, you may be one of those people who want instant gratification when warmer weather arrives. If so, Lasagna Gardening may be for you. As with any garden, you must decide what you want to plant and where you want to plant it. With … […]

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Be Ready For Cold Weather

We always have plants that are special and we hope to carry through the colder parts of the winter. Sometimes just keeping frost off is enough, sometimes keeping the ground from freezing (have we had to worry in years?), or protecting pots of plants all winter is our goal. Here are some things I have … […]

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Cold Snap Cover Ups

Many of us have a few cold-sensitive outdoor plants that have to be repeatedly covered up during winter. During each cold snap, we drag out sheets, blankets, plastic and any other material we can lay our hands on to wrap these plants. To prevent having to wash sheets and blankets after each cold episode, consider … […]

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Winter Gardening

It is now winter; most everything is dying and the weather does not motivate me to go outdoors to use my green thumb. However, this is the best time to transplant any tree or shrub that needs relocating. It is also the best time to begin pruning. Relief from the Texas summer allows the trees … […]

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