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Growing Tips

Growing a variety of fruit trees doesn’t require a ton of space, and can be accomplished in an average-sized backyard with the right skill set.
Don't let shyness rule your child's life--try these tips to overcome shyness and let yourself be happier.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
The best herbs for fall, and the most commonly grown, are cilantro, dill, arugula and chervil, along with the edible flowers of calendula, violets and nasturtiums
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
One rookie gardener battles seasonal temperature fluctuations and too much rain in the quest to grow the perfect tomato—and realizes she isn’t alone.
I love seeding. It's just amazing to me how a little seed pushes itself through the soil and reaches for the sun. Just add water! Read more about thyme seedlings in Texas.
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
It is still very hot here in my part of Texas. Day after day the temperature reaches 100 degrees or above with no rain. I was in town this morning and two people stopped me to ask how to keep their plants alive in this weather. Here is my advice.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.

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