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Category: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Lawn and Garden Chores for May

If you’re planning for a late summer garden, you might want to look at the following: okra, southern peas (crowder, black-eyed, purple hull, zipper cream), watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and pumpkin

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Tomato Growing tips

Just about every vegetable gardener along the Gulf Coast has tomatoes coming into fruition in April. Here are some helpful hints for you. Prune your plants I don’t mean just prune the suckers on your indeterminate tomatoes. Tomatoes, like its sister plant, potatoes, can…

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.

Almost time to plant a spring garden

The temptation to put plants in the ground before March is sometimes overwhelming, so anxious are we to begin our spring garden. Late unexpected frosts around the end of February can lead to disaster for tender seedlings, even if they have been hardened off.

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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