Growing carrots and other root vegetables in Houston are one of the best winter gardening opportunities, and these yummy veggies are pretty good for you. I’ll offer you information that has helped me with growing winter root crops. Radishes are so excellent for gardening with kiddos. They grow so quickly that your tiny gardener will […]
All About Okra!
It’s summertime, which in Houston means that we should be beginning to harvest our Okra. Okra is one of my favorite vegetables, both as a raw snack and grilled. Easy to pickle, dry, or use fresh, it serves as one of the most versatile and usable vegetables out there. Folks have been enjoying Okra for […]
Re-sodding Your Yard!
Resodding your yard is a multistep process. If done well, you will have success long term. The lawn variety you choose may adjust your plan a little, but we cover an overview; for a review of lawn types, please see this article. Which Lawn Grasses Work Best In Houston? – HomeShow Garden Pros Radio If […]
How To Improve Water Retention in Your Lawn
We hear so often of the incredible power of good soil and I believe in healthy soil’s power and efficacy. As a person who loves growing vegetables, flowers and doesn’t love watering my lawn, water saving and improved water retention have been a witnessed benefit as well. Recently, I heard a stat that 27,000 gallons […]
5 Wacky Fruit Trees to Grow
I don’t know many people that love fruit and trees more than I do. I love eating fruit, seeing a laden tree, discovering new fruit trees, and especially successfully planting, growing, and harvesting fruit producing trees. Sharing this passion and some the information needed to really succeed is a natural progression to your benefit. Get […]
What is Foliar Spraying?
How foliar spray can help you! Foliar Spraying holds a huge amount of nutritional potential, limits pests, and supports soil health. The process is simple, the gardener delivers liquid foliar foods to the top and bottom leaf surface of a target plant. There is an organic vegetable farmer in Minnesota that only uses foliar spraying […]
How to Grow Eggplant [GARDENING TIPS]
Eggplants are native to likely India, China, Thailand, Burma or someplace else in southeast Asia, where it is still found growing wild as a perennial. Eggplant has been used for thousands of years; and while mostly enjoyed for its edible fruit, it also has a history of medicinal use. Vegetative parts and roots from wild […]
Warm Season Vegetable Gardening Tips [DOs and DON’Ts]
A few good tips on warm season vegetable gardening: Peppers Buy as transplant Must have full sun, don’t crowd them, they like a little air, but you can plant in pairs. Probably good to pair with like size bushes. Usually fall harvest is bigger than spring harvest. Beware snails, slugs, and nematodes. Encourage pollinators nearby, […]
9 BEST Vegetables for Container Gardening
Which vegetables are best for growing in containers? Well, many vegetables are highly growable in containers IF we fulfill a few basic requirements: full sun, a well-drained soil with copious amounts of organic matter, and consistent watering. If you happen to be new to growing vegetables for container gardening, start out with few containers so […]
Which Lawn Grasses Work Best In Houston?
There are many species of lawn grasses out in the world. Some of the ones that don’t thrive in the Houston area are fescue and blue grass, just to name a couple. Our spring and fall humidity, our long hot summer, and our myriad of lawn pests keep most lawn types from working here. Oversimplified, […]
5 Best Trees For Your Texas Home
With so many new landscapes and fading health of some landscape trees in Houston (looking at you Japanese Blueberry). I present to you the 5 best trees for your Texas home. Then I will write a few of my favorite things about each tree. Tree #1: Cedar Bark Elm – a true area native, this […]
Are insects bad for your garden?
As spring gets closer and closer, the amount of insect activity we see will increase as more plants start growing. This may seem like a problem, but consider this reality; only 11-15 percent of insects are pests. Most are actually beneficial in one way or another. Which insects are good for your garden? Many common […]