Grow Something

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.  They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.
~Elizabeth Berry

Seedings in a Greenhouse

Grow Something

If you eat you owe it to yourself to cultivate horticultural skills to enhance your culinary explorations, and to save vegetables and fruits from jet-lag, or worse yet– road rage!

Recipes are only as good as the ingredients used in them, and fresh, ripe, homegrown produce that’s neither tired nor angry is the gold standard.

Not prepared to dig up lawn? A pot of culinary herbs such as basil, oregano, and chives is a good beginning, with a caveat: culinary herbs are gateway edibles and may lead to a full-blown gardening addiction.

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Seed Starting Tips from Renee Studebaker

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Renee Studebaker is a gardener and cook and educator; she's helped hundreds of seeds find meaning, and in so doing has reaped the rewards of their fruitfulness. And she wants to help you do the same.

Compost Happens with a Little Help from its Friends

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Tim Miller’s Central Texas Planting Guide

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Growing Fennel

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Spring Food Garden Success

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Tips for Growing Homegrown Tomatoes

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Web Exclusive: Free Soil Tests at Fusebox Festival

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Central Texas food gardeners can get a FREE soil test April 10 - 12, 2015 at the SOIL KITCHEN during the Fusebox Festival.

Plant Sales

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