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Growing Tomatoes in Texas

Howdy, Folks! Who doesn’t love good home-grown tomatoes? Whether you use them to make salsa, tomato sauce, or just slice them up for a burger, home grown tomatoes are a real treat and are definitely the undisputed queen of the veggie garden. It may seem early, but the time to start thinking about growing tomatoes is now. One of the ...

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In the Garden with Drew – Growing Fruit in Containers

I have said many times that there are few gardening pleasures that can match the experience of eating home-grown fruit. Getting to eat fruit at the peak of ripeness is a true treat indeed. Fruit grown at home is so much sweeter and more flavorful than anything you can get at the grocery store. It is also super rewarding for ...

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Getting flower beds in shape for spring

What a winter it has been. Lots of snow, the occasional ice storm, warm ups, sleet – we had it all this time. What has made it especially bad on our plants was the unseasonably warm weather in February followed by all that snow in March. The poor plants don’t know what to do. All of that late cold weather ...

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Starting Your Own Backyard Orchard – Part 2

Hello, faithful readers. If you didn’t read my article last week, please do so when you get a chance. In it, I go over some basic information about growing fruit trees and define a few terms that will be helpful. In today’s article, I am going a bit deeper to give you some of my favorite trees that grow well ...

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Starting your own backyard orchard

With the “grow-your-own-food” movement continuing to gain popularity, I decided it was time to pass along some tips on starting your own backyard orchard! Be warned before you get started, this is not always easy. Growing fruit trees can be tough. The trees need care, bugs are always waiting to attack, birds want their share of the fruit and oh ...

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Caring for Holiday Plants

The holidays are here again! Time to get out those dusty boxes of ornaments and untangle those lights. Hopefully you can still fit into your favorite reindeer sweater to wear to the office party. It’s also time to start decorating the house, so in this post I’ve included some ideas and tips about two holiday favorites – Christmas trees and ...

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