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Dealing with Freeze Damage on Plants

There is no way of currently knowing the extent of the damage or whether your plants will survive or not. It will take several months to know, if or when, they start to resprout.  

Farming on Patios and Balconies

Historically, Americans turn to gardening when going through difficult economic times. Not only do gardens provide nutrition and a sense of food security, they also help people feel more control over their food source and provide healthy exercise.

Fertilizing Your Vegetable Garden

There are several different approaches to fertilizing your vegetable garden. Collin County Master Gardeners are research-based gardeners who work with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and follow tested and proven gardening methods. For decades the common practice has been to fertilize the plants and not spend much energy working with the soil. Over time more and more fertilizer is needed to get a good yield from the garden. While this approach certainly works, research now shows the quality of the soil is very important in growing plants and having a healthy garden in the long run. Let’s see what the research now shows…

Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Do you have a space you just don’t know what to do with? Maybe its in an awkward area of your yard, it receives too much shade/sun, or honestly you and your family never set foot in that area. Keeping Earth-Kind® principles in mind, why not create an attractive and environmentally beneficial wildlife garden?

Starting a Backyard Vegetable Garden

Having a vegetable garden in the backyard can be a great activity for the family. Your family will benefit from fresh produce to serve at meals, gardening is good exercise and gardening can be a family activity with a lot of hands helping out. It is also an opportunity to learn a little something about nature. You will learn about plants, soil, insects and weather, and how they all interact together.