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Category: Spring Gardening

Controlling Pests in your spring garden

Our job is not only to manage our gardens but to manage the organisms that benefit our gardens. Mass and indiscriminate spraying of pesticides kill not only the ubiquitous stink bugs but also bees, ladybugs, praying mantids, and other beneficial insect predators.

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Is Spring Early This Year?

Backyard birds are one of the best indicators that springtime has arrived. Birds are extremely sensitive to weather. Bluebirds, for instance, are good harbingers. As the old poem goes: “Bluebirds are a sign of spring and gentle south breezes they bring.”

Plant tomatoes soon!

The USDA tells us that the “average” date of the last frost here is around February 27. It also reports that we are “almost” assured that we will receive no frost between March 20 and November 1, making the frost-free growing season around 270 days.

Spring vegetable varieties that do well in The Woodlands

As reported in the last blog, it’s not too early to begin planning for your spring vegetable garden, if you’re so inclined. My winter cabbages are well on the way, lettuce is up and broccoli is looking good. Raccoons got into my onions and…

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