March 23rd, 2013
Grow the best vegetables ever with start-up tips from horticulturist Greg Grant, author of Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening. On tour, new gardener Ellie Hanlon turned a field of weeds into her dream of flowers and food. Daphne explains why plants freeze. Her pick of the week is native heartleaf skullcap. Trisha shows how to make compost tea.
Tips of the Week
Drink coffee? Check out the Ground to Ground initiative that connects area coffee shops with gardeners who want coffee grounds and food waste and are willing to make a commitment to regular pick-ups. For more info on this great partnership, visit the Compost Coalition.
Start a compost pile!
Prune woody shrubs that are dormant. Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs like cenizo for a few more weeks.
Plant trees, shrubs, and roses.
Clean up old leaves around fruit trees and vegetable gardens.
Plant bare root fruit trees, berries, grapes and roses.
Plant asparagus crowns. Prune back growth if it hasn’t frozen back.
Get seedling potatoes
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Question of the Week
Why do some plants die in freezing weather?
The Ellie Hanlon Vegetable Garden