In the early 1960s, my Grandmother Green moved into town from the farm in Southeast Missouri. She had a 20’x30’ garden area with sandy soil containing very little organic matter. … (read article)
January has provided a wonderful variety of vegetables from the garden and fruits from citrus trees for each of our three daily meals. Tonight, we had turnip and mustard greens … (read article)
Yes, it helps to be in the Coastal Bend of Texas, 300 yards from Copano Bay which moderates temperatures, and to have 12 years of experience in the sugar sand … (read article)
Here on the Coastal Bend of Texas, the summer temperatures run in the 90s with the humidity usually over 80%, especially with the high water table we have had for … (read article)
WOW! What a wonderful spring garden in 2019. The four squash plants produced over 30 squash which we have eaten various ways as well as given away. I have gathered … (read article)
All together I planted 21 pepper plants with 15 of them grown from seed under the grow light. Eight of the 21 are planted in row 3, one is in … (read article)
Yes, I have complained about too much rain this past fall and present spring, which has raised the water table to where it is visible in the low areas next … (read article)
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, we had a driving rain here in the Rockport, TX area that left us with 1.3” of rain which raised the water table above ground … (read article)
Here it is the middle of March, 2019, and we are still enjoying the Temple and Blood oranges left in the refrigerator. The cold makes them even more delicious. Just … (read article)
It is important to get an early start on spring gardening here along the South Texas Coast because the hot humid weather often descends in May. I started under the … (read article)
Bill's daughter Melanie, an empty nester, now grows her vegetables and flowers in containers.
Bill’s granddaughter, Connor, a city girl that loves plants.
Herman, a good friend of Bill's, is experienced gardener with a passion for plants.