Best Bets for February Gardening: Planting Potatoes

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

 
 
Planting potatoes is top of the list this time of year especially with our unpredictable North Texas weather—our February weather can be a gamble—temps can be spring-like one day and fall below freezing the next. But, the weather extremes should not deter gardeners from planting this month.
Other good go-to cold weather vegetables are root produce such […]

Russell Gardening Tips: Planting Onions

Monday, December 18th, 2017

 
The start of the new year is also the best time for planting onions. Onions always start off the gardening season every year— Russell Feed will have onion sets available in stores in early January.
Here are some tips from the experts at Dixondale farm about planting onions:
Soil Preparation
Onions require full sun and good soil drainage. […]

7 Plants That Need Winter Pruning

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Between now and mid-February Texas gardeners should begin winter pruning.  Neal Sperry offers this list of plants that should be pruned during this time of year.

Shade trees:  remove damaged or dead branches (pruning sealant only on oak cuts). All cuts should be flush with the branch collar on the trunk.
Evergreen shrubs: prune to maintain natural […]

November Gardening Tips

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

November Gardening Tips: Still time to add color!
Transform your landscape with the addition of fresh, colorful blooms! Pansies are by far the most popular Winter color. Dianthus (also known as “Pinks”), Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Violas and the fragrant Alyssum are also good choices for cold tolerant annuals. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale provide interesting texture in the […]

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