Dandelion

Plant of the Week – Dandelion Why, you ask, would the gardening guy chose a weed as a plant of the week. The answer is that the gardening guy looks at weeds in a whole different way.  Every plant has its place in the grand scheme of things.  Weeds are not part of the plan to cause you heartache…

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Primal Gardens

Naturally Grown – Sustainably Raised Fresh Produce and Fish Seminole, Texas pri·mal  /ˈprīməl/  adjective essential; fundamental. (https://www.dictionary.com/) Geoff Gray, owner and operator of Primal Gardens in Seminole, Texas is passionate about his mission to provide the highest quality produce to his customers.  In his own words, Geoff states it quite clearly “When one of our customers walks into our…

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Organic Lawn Care – An Overview

Organic Lawn Care – An overview West Texas presents challenges to anyone who wants that lush green thick lawn that is the goal of a lot of homeowners.  You can do this organically with a little planning and a little education.   The First Steps QUIT SPRAYING POISONS! Right now.   The use of synthetic herbicides, insecticides, pre-emergents, and fertilizers do…

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Your Food Network

You are part of a network — not the internet, not your cell phone provider and not your medical insurance provider.  I’m talking about your food network that puts food on your table day after day, week after week, day in and day out.  Your food network is more important to you than any of the others I have…

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April 2019 Garden to do Lists

April 2019 Garden to Do Lists Planting Plant or move your permanent plants, trees and shrubs. In the vegetable garden, start your warm weather crops.  Peas, okra, peppers, squash, tomatoes are all in this category.  Plant a diverse group of plants.  Be sure to include some open pollinated varieties.  Wait until after the average date of the last killing…

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It’s Baseball Season!

It’s baseball season and we have three grandsons who all play baseball. On three different teams. About 25 minutes from our house. So like many families, we spend a lot of evenings at the baseball park. Making it home from work and to the ballpark in time for the games and managing to have dinner without a trip through…

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A Garden Rx

A Garden Rx for Better Health I would like to give you a garden Rx for better health. Of course, I can’t speak as a physician nor can I dispense medical advice.  What I can do is tell you what I have learned, what I have found and what I believe.  Digging in the dirt is good for you. …

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A Glimpse into the Future

I walk into my greenhouse and I get a glimpse into the future. Despite the chilly temperatures, the wild winds, and the maniacal weather, there is a bit of calm inside our greenhouse. I find a bit of respite and a glimpse into the future. Over the last week or so, we have planted close to 1000 seeds.  No,…

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