The Spring Food Garden (podcast)Feb 15th, 2013 | By Cecilia | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show
For the last few weeks, whenever I’ve picked up the mail, I have discovered–with glee–myriad catalogs for seeds and plants or garden gear and outdoor decor.
Spring is definitely in the air. Woohoo!
Truth be told, fall and winter are really better times to grow food in Central Texas because the weather is more hospitable and there’s a lower incidence of pests. Yet, spring is when food gardeners everywhere feel the most intense excitement and anticipation.
Spring brings the promise of renewal…not to mention tomatoes and peppers and basil…oh my!
Someone who, in many ways, embodies springtime renewal is Cathy Slaughter, co-owner and operator of Gabriel Valley Farms in Georgetown, Texas. She and her husband Sam grow organic herb and vegetable transplants for the wholesale market.
That means the majority of the cute little tomato,pepper and basil plants (and others) Central Texans buy at retail nurseries, and even at area plant sales, more than likely came from Gabriel Valley Farms.
So it made sense to reach out to Cathy to talk about the spring food garden on the right square foot.