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4 Simple Hacks to Help Early Spring Vegetables

Spring vegetables are being bought and planted at a frenetic pace this spring, so we just wanted to give you a few tips and hacks that might be helpful to think about during the early stages growing your vegetables.Tips and Hacks for Vegetables  Sprinkling a...

Choosing, Planting, Maintaining Annuals

If you haven’t already read our info on planning and prepping for annual beds, check out the link with info on that first, then come back and read this blog. Nothing good comes from buying a whole bunch of annuals at the nursery, only to have them sit, dry out, and...

Planning and Prepping for Annual Beds

Planning and prepping for annual garden beds is best for success. If you don't plan and prep, you might find yourself at Rainbow Gardens having a hard time resisting our huge selection of colorful annuals, and that can get you in trouble if you don't have things...

Basic Needs For Growing Vegetables

Vegetables require certain necessities in order to be grown successfully. If you offer vegetables what they need, you’ll be able to enjoy a great harvest of top quality harvest. Let’s take a look at what you need to provide in order to grow vegetables successfully. 6...

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 treat...

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...

Choosing the Right Tomatoes

In San Antonio, weather rules when and how tomatoes grow. These frost-sensitive fruits need to be well protected from cold snaps both in early spring and again in late fall. The ideal growing temperature for tomatoes is when the soil has warmed above 50 and the air is...

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 Watering Tips

One of the biggest questions customers have when are purchasing plants is, “How do I water them?” The answer is complicatedly simple. You water plants when they need it. No more and no less. See? Simple but complicated. The thing is, there is no true formula for...

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...

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...

Protecting Early Fall Tomato Transplants

So you've taken the (not so subtle) hints that we've been shoving down your throat about the need to prep your gardens to be ready for fall veggie planting. You've prepped your gardens (Fall Garden Prep), you've browsed the tomato and pepper aisles and are ready to...

Fall Garden Prep: Your best bet for success

It's time to think fall. Say what? Yes, it's time to think fall. I know, I know, it's hard to think about anything fall when as soon as you step outside your deodorant immediately starts melting off. But if you love vegetable gardening, and love seeing your...

Fireworks Gomphrena lives up to its name.

You know how sometimes there is just that one plant that you fall in love with? It seems to have everything you look for, AND it grows perfectly for you? Everyone has that specific plant that is just meant to be, and I am positive that I have found mine in Fireworks...

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...

Tomato maintenance: bring the cheeseburgers!

Hey there sunshine! I've been waiting for you for quite some time now. You know my tomatoes don't want to do much until your shining face appears. Anyone else happy to see the sun showing up more? If you started early, like I did, with planting your tomatoes, you...

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...

Air Layering to Propagate Plants

Air layering is a way to propagate your favorite plants, especially those “hard to root” plants with woodier stems. Instead of removing a stem/limb from a parent plant, you actually make small cuts to the stem/limb while it is still attached. It’s only after roots are...

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...

 Using Scare Tactics to Deter Deer

Deer don’t care for new experiences. Rotating your deer-deterrent tactics can help prevent deer from catching on to how you are trying to keep them away. Rainbow Gardens has found that what appears to work best is to first only buy plants from deer resistant...

4 Simple Hacks to Help Early Spring Vegetables

Spring vegetables are being bought and planted at a frenetic pace this spring, so we just wanted to give you a few tips and hacks that might be helpful to think about during the early stages growing your vegetables.Tips and Hacks for Vegetables  Sprinkling a...

read more

Choosing, Planting, Maintaining Annuals

If you haven’t already read our info on planning and prepping for annual beds, check out the link with info on that first, then come back and read this blog. Nothing good comes from buying a whole bunch of annuals at the nursery, only to have them sit, dry out, and...

read more

Planning and Prepping for Annual Beds

Planning and prepping for annual garden beds is best for success. If you don't plan and prep, you might find yourself at Rainbow Gardens having a hard time resisting our huge selection of colorful annuals, and that can get you in trouble if you don't have things...

read more

Basic Needs For Growing Vegetables

Vegetables require certain necessities in order to be grown successfully. If you offer vegetables what they need, you’ll be able to enjoy a great harvest of top quality harvest. Let’s take a look at what you need to provide in order to grow vegetables successfully. 6...

read more

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 treat...

read more

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...

read more

Choosing the Right Tomatoes

In San Antonio, weather rules when and how tomatoes grow. These frost-sensitive fruits need to be well protected from cold snaps both in early spring and again in late fall. The ideal growing temperature for tomatoes is when the soil has warmed above 50 and the air is...

read more

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...

read more

Basic Watering Tips

One of the biggest questions customers have when are purchasing plants is, “How do I water them?” The answer is complicatedly simple. You water plants when they need it. No more and no less. See? Simple but complicated. The thing is, there is no true formula for...

read more

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