Best Bets for February Gardening: Planting Potatoes

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

 
 
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 […]

Pruning Crape Myrtle Trees

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

A touchy topic is pruning crape myrtle trees.  Do you prune them? When and how much?
Never cap your crape myrtle trees. Above – the wrong way. Below – leave them as trees.
The best time to prune is late winter, February – March.  The goal is to enhance the trees natural form, don’t force it to […]

Onion Plants FAQ

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Onion Plants
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What onion varieties should be planted to produce large, sweet bulbs?

A: Plant the varieties 1015Y, Granex, White Bermuda, or Burgundy. These onions are considered short-day onions. Planted at the right time for your area and given proper moisture, fertility, and weather, they should produce large, sweet bulbs.
 

Q: What are the […]

Russell Gardening Tips: Planting Onions

Friday, December 14th, 2018

 
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. […]

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