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Native American Seeds Holistic Wildlife Habitat

Why is it important to plant a holistic habitat? Bill Neiman from Native American Seed explains how to make a difference in your water bill, native beauty, and to our wildlife. On tour in Temple, Mary Lew and David Quesinberry exchanged flat lawn for a new perspective, for them and the wildlife. Daphne explains why jalapeno and serrano peppers turn red. Her pick of the week is native clumping grass, Lindheimer muhly, a standout that protects and feeds wildlife. Trisha Shirey answers: which vegetables should I start from seeds or transplants?

Originally aired September 28th, 2013 (Rebroadcast September 28th, 2013)

Plant of the Week: Lindheimer’s muhly

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Tips of the Week

  • Plant wildflower seeds, like bluebonnets, Mexican blanket, and more. Be sure to water regularly if fall and winter rains don’t arrive.
  • Plant perennials, including grasses, columbines, coneflowers, penstemons and others that you’ll find at your local nurseries. It’s easier to establish this fall while temperatures are cooler.
  • Avoid planting tropical plants as we get closer to the first frost dates.
  • From seed or transplants (or a combination): Plant lettuce, mache, Swiss chard, radishes, carrots, kale and other winter greens.
  • Transplants to start: lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, Swiss chard, kale and others.
  • Plant oregano and thyme from transplants. Plant cilantro and arugula from seed or transplants.

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Question of the Week

My jalapeno and serrano peppers are turning red. Is that okay?

Featured Garden

Habitat Garden in Temple

Related Resources

Seeds Versus Transplants

Related Gardeners

Mary Lew Quesinberry
Native American seeds
Daphne Richards
Trisha Shirey