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Gulf Coast Gardening shares a wealth of information about ...well...gardening. Here, you’ll find articles on vegetable gardens, landscaping, native plants, pests and beneficial insects. You’ll find DYI guides on planting times, when and how to fertilize, and tools you may need. You’ll also discover interesting new discoveries in gardening and soil management techniques. I hope you will benefit from these blogs and keep coming back to Gulf Coast Gardening.

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GULF COAST GARDENING

At Gulf Coast Gardening our desire is to provide information about gardening…not only for us green-thumb (and some of us “black thumb”) veterans but also for all our beginning gardeners.

There are about 16 million people living along the Gulf Coast in Zones 8 and 9. About 25% are home gardeners, which means that home gardeners along the Gulf coast from Corpus Christi to Tampa number about 4 million. That’s a lot of gardeners.

Some of us grow vegetables and fruit, some grow ornamentals,  some grow indoor plants, and many of us do all these things.  A third of us are over 35, while the number of those under 35 is increasing day by day. 

I am interested in your feedback, questions, suggestions, and observations. You can email me at bobdailey@gulfcoastgardening.com

 

Recent Blogs

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Onions – Good for the body, good for the soul

Over 5,000 years ago, during the Bronze Age, onion came into their own. We believe that onions were first developed in Iran and Western Pakistan – centuries before writing was developed. And we know that they were a staple in ancient civilizations like Sumer, Babylonia and Egypt.  Onions were nutritious, less perishable, easy to grow , and could be easily carried from one place to another. There are other stories from the Romans, the Greeks, Indians, Middle Ages, and the Pilgrims extolling the value of onions. Even General Ulysses Grant complained that he could not move the army without onions.

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Home-Grown Vegetables and Fruit

We all know that homegrown vegetables and fruit are tastier, healthier and are much cheaper than store-bought ones. Here at Gulf Coast Gardening we answer questions about what varieties do well here? When’s the best time to plant them? Where and how to plant them and when do we fertilize them? How much sun and water do they need? What seeds can you plant outdoors? What plants need to be started indoors. How long to harvest? Agricultural universities like Texas A&M, LSU, Florida A&M, Mississippi State, and Alabama A&M, as well as other colleges and universities along the Gulf Coast

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Soil – the living layer of Earth

A noted French theologian once said that “man is the living layer of earth.” He was referring to the spiritual realm, I’m sure. Because there is another “living layer of earth” right below our feet – the soil. That’s because good soil is alive with millions, billions, trillions – countless mega trillions of living creatures which are born, live, procreate and die every second. A teaspoon of good soil would contain millions of living creatures, while a shovel-full would hold billions. An acre would contain more living organisms than there are starts in our galaxy… perhaps in the entire universe.

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Gulf Admin

Onions – Good for the body, good for the soul

Over 5,000 years ago, during the Bronze Age, onion came into their own. We believe that onions were first developed in Iran and Western Pakistan – centuries before writing was developed. And we know that they were a staple in ancient civilizations like Sumer, Babylonia and Egypt.  Onions were nutritious, less perishable, easy to grow , and could be easily carried from one place to another. There are other stories from the Romans, the Greeks, Indians, Middle Ages, and the Pilgrims extolling the value of onions. Even General Ulysses Grant complained that he could not move the army without onions.

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