Growing Herbs in Texas: Spring Growth Update

| 3/1/2010 5:11:17 PM


Cynthia Meredith has been gardening with herbs, reading about herbs, and discussing herb gardening in Texas for more than 20 years. She has owned The Herb Cottage ( for over 10 years, selling herb plants to people all over our state.

Spring is slowly, slowly showing signs of beginning. Much of February had cold, rainy, wintery weather. Today, March 1, was sunny and around 70 degrees by late morning. Now, mid-afternoon, the clouds have moved in and we're experiencing a shower. So, what's happening in The Herb Garden here at The Herb Cottage?

Roses are definitely showing new leaf growth. My big Little Pinkie climber has tipped over its copper trellis. Somehow, I'm going to have to right the trellis without being eaten by the plant!

There is a lot of new growth from the yarrow patch. 

Herbs in the beds are beginning to show some size, even though most of the potted stock plants are in desperate need of sun for growth. Root systems are gaining size and strength due to diligent feeding, but top growth of herbs and tomato plants is very slight. It's as if the plants are just waiting for sun before they really put on new leaves. I guess this is their way of survival in the cooler temperatures.