gardening tips

Compost Happens with a Little Help from its Friends

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, show tips, spring, summer

Recreate in your backyard what nature does, well, naturally. By collecting organic matter, and mixing it together in the proper ratios, you get compost.

Growing Fennel

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, show tips, winter

Fennel is a gorgeous Mediterranean perennial herb that does well in winter and early spring gardens in moderate climates. Garden and food blogger, Renee Studebaker, is in love with fennel, and her affection for the plant has made her a bit of an expert in growing it in the Central Texas area.

Tips for Growing Homegrown Tomatoes

Apr 9th, 2015 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, show tips, spring, summer

If you are a fan of tomatoes–the most popular food crop in the home garden, then you ought to grow them at least once so you can know firsthand the joy of an honest, fresh, ripe tomato.

Seed Starting Tips

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, show tips, the show

Few creations in this world are as miraculous as a single seed. Inside each tiny package, some of which are smaller than the head of a pin, an embryonic plant sleeps, dreaming of the day it’s called to serve its intended purpose.

Worms: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Dec 18th, 2012 | By | Category: blog, gardening tips

Worm composting is easy, fun, and educational. It’s a great way to take care of the planet and the people on it. And when you give worms as gifts to friends and family this season, your generosity and thoughtfulness will be remembered for years to come.

Ten Tips for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: gardening tips, show tips, the show

Liz Baloutine, is proprietor of Seedlings Gardening, and has been a professional gardener for the past three years; her reputation is growing faster than Bermuda grass on a late spring day.

Solarizing the Soil

Feb 26th, 2011 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, summer

Summer will arrive soon, and with it comes the ferocious heat and disgustingly sloppy humidity we Central Texans have all come to know and loathe. In case you’re new here, get used to moisture saturated air clinging to your person the way lightweight polyester shorts cling to your damp skin. You know how they slowly insinuate themselves into places you can’t see without a mirror? Summer in Central Texas is just like that. Eventually you become indistinguishable from a pile of wet, rumpled towels.

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