Archive for the ‘vegetables’ Category

Vegetable Gardening for the Southwest + Farmshare Austin

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 Posted in cover crops, fertilizing, lawn replace, organic fertilizers, small farms, vegetables | No Comments »

As Lake Austin Spa Resort’s Director of Flora and Fauna, Trisha Shirey knows pretty much everything about organic growing in harsh-as-heck conditions. Now, she’s put all that knowledge into an easy hands-on guide for you: Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest. ...

America’s Test Kitchen + Family Growing Together

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 Posted in children, fruit trees, vegetables, young gardeners | 2 Comments »

Here’s to new starts, dreams and rain that reigns this year! To snag Trisha’s tips for winter vegetables, director Ed Fuentes and I headed out in November to her Lake Austin Spa Resort garden. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s not too late to ...

Bromeliads, No-Lawn Design, Plant Secrets

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in books, botany, bottle trees, bromeliads, garden art, garden rooms, garden structure, house plants, lawn replace, plant propagation, vegetables, wildlife | 2 Comments »

Ever noticed how some plants turn their flower heads to the sun? Daphne explains this phenomenon: heliotropism or phototropism. “Basically, certain cells in the plant, like in sunflowers, at the base of the flower, respond to the blue wavelength of ...

Pedal for Compost, Exotic Edibles, Summer Projects

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, compost, garden projects, native plants, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Since July is great for tackling the non-sweaty projects on our list, this week see how to make magic out of plain concrete sculptures, pavers, and benches. I tapped Merrideth Jiles for this one since years ago he gave my concrete ...