Saving Your Tomatoes from the Birds

Use fruit protection netting bags to protect your tomatoes from birds and squirrels, and let your tomatoes ripen on the vine. These bags really work and are simple to use.

How to Protect Your Winter Vegetables from Freezes

Our mild Texas winters provide a second growing season that is ideal for growing all types of greens and other winter vegetables. Most of the winter, it is not necessary to provide freeze protection for cold hardy vegetables, but there are usually a few days in January and February that will be cold enough that […]

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening in Texas

A selection of vegetables that grow well during the winter in Texas. The entry for each vegetable includes: the best time to plant, the best varieties, and the temperature at which the plant should be covered for extra warmth.

How To Grow Cucumbers in Texas

Persian cucumbers ready to harvest

How to successfully grow cucumbers in Texas. The best trellises for cucumbers and when to harvest. Persian and English Cucumbers are specifically discussed.

The Texas Spiny Lizard: a Gardener’s Friend

Texas Spiny Lizard Sunning on a log

How to attract and keep Texas Spiny Lizards in your garden for natural pest control. Information about the difference between male and female lizards, egg laying, and habitat are discussed.

How To Grow Kale in Texas

Dwarf Blue Curled kale in a wash tub

How to successfully grow kale in Texas. How to plant, harvest and cook kale. Different varieties of kale are discussed and the best season to plant them in Texas.

How to Grow and Cook Collard Greens in Texas

Collards or Collard Greens

How to successfully grow Collards or Collard Greens in Texas. How to plant, harvest for a continuous crop from fall through early spring, clean and cook collard greens are discussed.