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Texas Getting Started Guide

Are you new to gardening, just new to Texas, or looking for new drought-tough plants? Horticulturist Mary Irish puts us on the right path with her latest book, Texas Getting Started Guide. Daphne’s Plant of the Week is creeping germander, a silvery groundcover that stands up to water restrictions!

Problems in your new raised vegetable bed? Get her easy fix. Wrap up you holiday gift list with John Dromgoole’s tips on forcing indoor bulbs for friends or your own living room.

Originally aired November 7th, 2013 (Rebroadcast December 14th, 2013)

Plant of the Week: Creeping germander


Tips of the Week

  • Weed! Weeds are coming up like crazy. A little digging now spares lots of pain later.
  • Plant chard, carrot, lettuce, mustard and turnips.
  • Plant wildflower seeds.
  • Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials.
  • Plant cilantro, parsley, oregano and thyme.

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Question of the Week

My seeds are dying in new raised bed vegetable gardens. What's wrong?

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