Growing Herbs in Texas: Growing Purslane

| 10/2/2009 10:34:15 AM


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.

Well, it's October. I love the month of October. In my area it's still hot some days... like today, for instance. It's quite warm, near 90 degrees and very humid. I'm hoping for a rain shower today as it is clouding up. As October continues the days become noticeably shorter, cooler and the sun has a golden glow that infuses the garden and landscape with a warm feel. Soon, it will be time to put cold tender plants under cover for winter.

With all the rain we've had recently, almost 7 inches for the month of September, the yard and gardens are blowzy with growth and new flowers. It looks like it did in spring after we had almost 7 inches of rain in 3 days.

Podrangea in full flower after the rains at The Herb Cottage.

So much new growth. Climbing pinkie rose in background with new leaves (flowers to come) at The Herb Cottage.