April Gardening Tasks

April Gardening Tasks

April is the first month when the garden is actively growing. The cool-season crops should be in the ground and the warm-season crops are almost ready to plant. Everything from here on can be direct-seeded into the ground. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support StraightWay, Inc. (www.straightway.org), a non-profit rehabilitation program that works with whole families as well as single moms and dads, and single guys and gals. For more information, visit my Disclosure page. You can[…]

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Gardening in March

The Planting Guide for Gardening in March

March is finally here, and the 15th is the last average frost date in Zone 9! That means gardening in March can begin in earnest! You can now start planting seeds in the ground, instead of indoors under grow lights. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support StraightWay, Inc. (www.straightway.org), a non-profit rehabilitation program that works with whole families as well as single moms and dads, and single guys and gals. Transplants Whatever you have still growing indoors[…]

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8 Things to do in the February Garden

8 Things to do in the February Garden

February is the month when things start going into the ground in Zone 9. While other areas are still under a snow blanket, Zone 9 can be in the 70-80 degree temperature range. But don’t let the balmy weather fool you-there can still be a cold snap until next month. Follow this guide of 8 things to do in the February garden to get your garden off to a great start. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support[…]

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November garden to do list

The HoneyDo Gardening List for November

November is the last month before frost here in Zone 9. The first average frost date is November 15; the last average frost date is December 15. My garden journal says there was a frost on November 13, 2014; I don’t recall it freezing at all last year. That’s Texas weather for you. So, there is about 30 days left in the growing season. Things are slowing down in the garden. The plants I planted in October have sprouted, but are growing slower than I had expected. They are frost-hardy, so I am not worried too much about frosts. My[…]

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October Calendar

You’re Late for a Very Important Date!

Things to do in October for Year-Round Gardening You’d better hurry! You’re late! It is time (and past time) to plant your fall crops. The trick to a fall harvest is to get the seeds into the ground when it is cool enough for them to germinate, but also to allow enough time for them to grow and mature before the first frost. How do you pick the right time frame? First, find the date of the first fall frost in your area. In Zone 9, the earliest frost is November 15, and the latest frost date is December 15th.[…]

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