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Thursday, August 28, 2014

i am a texas gardener

fan that is

the magazine called
texas gardener

gardening in texas can be harsh at times
also there is such varying climates since the state is so
big in size

we live here at the country n 40 miles north of austin
how we garden here is different than how you garden
in austin

the difference is the winters since we get colder climates
than austin eg we may have single digit weather here and
austin may not get into the teens

now the summers are the same
just hotter and drier than hades

so finding a source that can be helpful is hard to find
to cover all this diversity
there it is the
texas gardener

there are always articles that are helpful
eg ive learned how to properly plant potatoes tomatoes garlic
onions beans peppers squash egg plant okra spinach lettuce
etc etc etc from the special articles they have from good ole
timey gardeners

but the best section is the activity checklist
since its an every two month magazine it gives advise for two months
with advice for each area based on the climate zones

there is a section on veggies and herbs
i skim it each month making sure im planting what will grow
in my area at this time of year
eg if you want to plant fall tomatoes you need to wait until
next year in this area since its too late for them to grow
you would be 2 months late on the planting
you really have to nurse the plants along during this time
learned all this from this section of the magazine and its
articles on tomato growing

there is a september section and an october section

then there is a perennial and annual section
then a trees shrubs and vines section
then a fruits and nuts section
then a lawns and groundcovers section
then a timely tips section

everything you need to know to be a successful gardener
in this big ole state

we get several magazines here at the country n
more than we should i guess
if i had to choose only one to get on a regular basis
it would be the
texas gardener

the organicgreen doctor

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