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Tomato Disease

Tomato Disease

Top 3 Disease Issues for Tomatoes in San Antonio Tomato disease can plague our vegetable gardens and turn our hard work into a shriveled or mushy mess. Today’s blog is about three diseases that we commonly encounter here in San Antonio, and how to avoid and...
Tomato Pests

Tomato Pests

Tomatoes are a definite favorite for San Antonio gardeners. They’re also a favorite for particular pests! With all the work that goes into growing tomatoes, it would be a shame to watch them get ravaged in a heartbeat. Knowing what pest issues to watch out for can be...
Soil Building and Amending

Soil Building and Amending

Most people here in San Antonio, aren’t all too thrilled with their soil. Most of us have alkaline soil. And to plant straight into alkaline soil without amending it is not the best option for most plants (most natives and some others excluded). So what’s a...
Basic Care for Houseplants

Basic Care for Houseplants

When it comes down to the basic care of houseplants, what they need is light, water, well-draining container, potting soil, and the right temperature.   Light for houseplants High light plants need to placed directly in east to west facing, windows. Medium light...
How to Start A Compost Pile

How to Start A Compost Pile

Compost Basics Composting is a natural, biological process in which decaying material is broken down by microorganisms and returned to the earth where it can be used again as nutrients for future plants. Compost is one of the most beneficial materials you can add to...
Growing Succulents 101

Growing Succulents 101

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow, propagate, and decorate with; but some people feel a little intimidated by them. We think the intimidation comes from fear of the unknown. By providing you with the basic supplies and care needed for growing...
Propagating Plants By Root Cuttings

Propagating Plants By Root Cuttings

Propagating plants by root cuttings is a fairly simple way to create “baby” plants from a favorite “parent” plant. If you’ve never tried propagating plants, we encourage you to try one of our suggested methods. Propagating by root cuttings or by air layering tends to...
Propagating Plants

Propagating Plants

Propagating plants is basically the process of creating new plants from existing ones. That’s propagating plants in the simplest of terms. Mid spring is a great time for propagating plants. If you’ve never attempted this, we assure you it is a very rewarding gardening...
Preventing Garden Pests Naturally

Preventing Garden Pests Naturally

You’ll most likely encounter pests at some point during your gardening endeavors in Texas. We share our worlds with these living creatures, and like all living creatures pests have needs to eat and find shelter, and they do so in our gardens if they can. However, you...
Propagating Plants in Water

Propagating Plants in Water

Propagating plants is a great way to give you more of what you love. When all you need is a container, water, and a few pieces of a favorite plant, why wouldn’t you want to give *propagating plants directly in water a try?  Supplies Needed for Propagating Plants...