Square foot gardening Texas

My Approach to Gardening by the Square Foot

I do recommend that you refer to The Square Foot Gardening Book by Mel Bartholomew for good information on how many of each plant to place in a square foot area and some good set up ideas for vertical frames and covering cool season plants. His plant by plant info is general enough that it is ok too- I do not use the same mix that he recommends in his book for my square foot garden ( I have tried it and it isn’t bad but it is hard to mix by yourself and not my favorite)– I prefer to […]

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winter pruning with shears

Question of the Week: Winter Pruning

Question of the week — How far back do I prune my knock out roses and the salvia greggi for the winter?  Also, the plant behind my pond I believe is a papyrus plant…. do I need to trim that back too? how about my grasses-should I cut them now? Here is the best answer that I can give Angie and all of you– about waiting to trim before Valentine’s Day or after each year–    I know that the weather is nice–BUT—  It is best to wait until  after Valentines day to  prune–the reason is –you can have warm weather  ( usually […]

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