Damping Off Disease

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Damping-Off DiseaseDamping off disease is a common term for deadly soil-borne fungi that attack seeds, stems, and roots of seedlings.   Phytophthorathat, pythium, fusarium, and rhizoctonia fungi live in the soil and water and thrive in humid conditions, with cold wet soil. Pythium is the most common culprit. The fungi spores … Read More

Coneflower Echinacea

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Coneflower Echinacea Information: Botanical Name: Echinacea Plant Type: Perennial flower Height: 2-4′ Width: 2-3′ Germination: 90-120 days from seed to flower Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Loamy Hardiness Zones: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Flower colors: Pink Purple Red White Bloom Time: Summer Fall … Read More

Growing Jalapenos and Other Peppers From Seed

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My addiction…. Jalapeno Peppers!!  Preferred raw I eat them with almost every meal.  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner do not seem complete without them! Growing Jalapeno plants from seed is very easy. To grow jalapenos from seed just remove the seeds from your pepper and plant them in peat pots.   Keep the … Read More

Texas Mountain Laurel

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The Texas Mountain Laurel, an amazing bush.  While resilient to hot dry weather, I have one bush that has far exceeded the normal growth rate.  Why?  It gets much more water than the ones out in my field.  The flowers that happen twice a year are stunning and so sweet smelling.  The … Read More

Redbud Tree

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 The Eastern redbud tree is usually one of the first trees to bloom in the spring. Flowers occur on old growth from March to May attracting hummingbirds and honeybees!It is often used as an ornamental tree in gardens and street-scapes. The leaves are beautifully heart shaped turning yellow in the fall.New … Read More

Health Benefits and how to Grow Cilantro

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Cilantro is an herb used in cooking which comes from the plant Coriandrum sativum and is commonly called Chinese Parsley. It is commonly seen in Mexican, Latin, and Asian dishes. The roots, stems, leaves, and seeds of Cilantro can be used for cooking.  Leaves are the most commonly used and go well … Read More