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Tips for Central Texas gardening

Plants for Central TX

lostvalleygardens.com

Basil Basics: Prune basil regularly for best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If allowed to flower, it will lose flavor.

15 Foods That Can Be Regrown from Scraps

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and how to avoid them!)... very informative =)

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets

Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspaper. Good composting!

what to prune when... quick and easy guide

  • Deb Henry

    if that is Russian sage....it doesn't matter as I don't think you can kill the stuff. My husband even tried Round-up.