Gardening

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why […]

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method It is that time of year again here in Texas – it is time to start pepper seeds for the spring season.  There are different methods to start pepper seeds.  Each of the different methods have […]

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds There are surely hundreds of great, family-owned seed businesses I have never ordered from—and new companies seem to pop up every day. There are some amazing companies I have found over the years. The following […]

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because […]

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

Vegetable Garden – When to plant One of the most common questions when it comes to vegetable gardens is – when do I plant my seeds for my vegetable garden? Vegetable Garden: When do I plant That question can have many different answers based on […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what […]

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees What’s the most important to the survival of your fruit trees?  For me in Texas, it is definitely – water!  Here in Texas we have absolutely brutal summers with highs reaching the triple digits regularly.  It can […]

How to plant an apple tree in your garden

How to plant an apple tree in your garden

How to plant an apple tree in your garden Apple trees are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions. Like most fruit trees, growing apple trees successfully requires a commitment to regular care and maintenance. But once apple trees are established […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water […]

Espalier Fruit Trees  – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space Do you have a small yard or garden? Ever wanted to grow fruit trees but don’t have enough room?  You should give espalier trees a try! What is that? Read more about espalier fruit […]

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project

5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project So, you have chosen to dive into the world of hydroponic gardening.  Awesome! I am sure there are tons of questions racing through your mind.  What to grow? Where to put the setup? Or my personal favorite, […]

What is Aquaponic Gardening

What is Aquaponic Gardening

There are many different methods of gardening.  You can grow in the ground, in containers, in gutter systems and using hydroponics.  There is another method of growing food that has gained some momentum in recent years, Aquaponics. If you’re wondering what is Aquaponic gardening and […]

Seed Truth: The Truth about Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO Seeds you need to know

Seed Truth: The Truth about Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO Seeds you need to know

The terms heirloom, hybrid, and genetically modified (GMO) are a much debated topic now a days.  These terms get tossed about a lot in the gardening world. What are heirlooms, hybrids and GMO’s? Mystery solved!  Read on to learn more about the seed truth: the […]

How to prepare your herb bed for winter

How to prepare your herb bed for winter

October is here! The evenings are starting to cool. That is a clear indication of fall finally being here in our Texas garden. Each morning is a little more brisk than the last and there is dew on the ground.  The pumpkin spice latte craze […]

How to use Row Covers to extend your season

How to use Row Covers to extend your season

Summer gardens are one of the most stunning sights to see.  They can be filled with gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and peppers, sweet watermelons and as many cucumbers as you can eat.  We get to enjoy that plentiful harvest all summer long, but what happens when […]

Hydroponics vs Soil

Hydroponics vs Soil

The surge of organic gardening has boomed lately and people are looking for ways to grow their own food at home. There is no shortage of methods to grow a garden.   The days of making rows are almost forgotten.  Among these new gardening trends, […]

5 Tips for Growing Carrots in Raised Beds

5 Tips for Growing Carrots in Raised Beds

There is just something about harvesting fresh grown carrots from your home garden.  They are sweeter and more delicious when home grown.  You can grow the best carrots at home in your garden if you follow these 5 tips for growing carrots in raised beds! […]

How to choose your greenhouse

How to choose your greenhouse

A greenhouse offers you a way to extend the joy of gardening. Once you are inside, warm and dry, it doesn’t matter if it is windy or rainy outside. Inside this protected environment, plants grow, dependent upon your skill and attention. What do you want […]

Advantages of using hydroponics

Advantages of using hydroponics

So, you have decided to grow a garden this year? Awesome! Everyone should be growing their own food!  Before you go spending a lot of money unnecessarily, you should take a look at all of the advantages of using hydroponics. Advantages of using hydroponics What […]

What are Microgreens

What are Microgreens

We all love a great salad, right? I definitely do! I love being able to pick fresh leaves from the garden to make a quick salad for lunch.  What about flavor?  I love plants that pack a punch of flavor in my food.  Can food […]