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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 should be seeing some inkling of a promise of the juicy fruit to come. The tiny yellow flowers full of pollen, …Read More

Organics: FoxFarm in particular

I’ve done it. I’m all in. It’s taken me about 6 out of the 7 years I’ve worked at Rainbow Gardens to take the final plunge, but I’ve finally done it! I’ve gone completely organic. I really don’t know why it’s taken me this long to get there, I can only blame it on a stubborn streak that runs deep within and me and perhaps a strong desire for instant …Read More

Soil with benefits: A relationship that really delivers.

We are only a few weeks into our spring seminars, and I’ve been noticing an underlying theme with our speakers. Whether the seminar is about growing tomatoes and other veggies in San Antonio, planting trees or rose care, there is a fact that keeps getting stressed. What you put into your soil directly relates to what you get out of it. The better your soil, the better your fruits. Feed …Read More

Compost: From trash to treasure!

Who spent the previous season sneezing like crazy while raking up and bagging all of your oak leaves? Anyone, anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I know some of you did, because I saw beds of countless pickup trucks piled high with lawn bags. All that carbon available and just thrown away! What about the bags of grass clippings that get shoved into our trashcans each week after mowing our lawns? Any idea …Read More

Here’s the Dirt on Dirt!

(Here’s the Dirt on Dirt!) Remember being on a playground and seeing your last beloved gummy bear fall to the ground (the white one, the one you were saving for last)? You only hesitated for a split second before you reached down, picked it up, dusted it off, and made the proclamation, “God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt!”, and popped that candy into your mouth. While it was probably …Read More

You Just “Hasta” Try A Hosta.

(An assortment of contrasting hostas receiving filtered light.) When it comes to filling in shady spots, the things that seem to trouble most customers are the lack of color, or a wow factor. While it is true that you will find most “bright color” choices do best in the sun, you need not give up hope in creating your very own colorful, shady oasis. You can create a vibrant atmosphere …Read More