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There has been a lot of talk in the gardening world lately about purple tomatoes. This week, we will unpack the first GMO seeds for the backyard gardener.
Right now, it is too early to direct sow most seeds in your garden. You must wait for the final frost in your area for most seeds. The soil is not warm enough.
You can grow early vegetables in the spring so you have delicious fresh food right from the garden as soon as the season allows.
Seed stratification is not necessary with most seeds. However, there are some seeds that must be cold prior to planting or they will not germinate.
Here is a German pancake recipe (aka Dutch Baby Pancake) that I enjoy making because it uses a lot of eggs, which we happen to have a lot of.
Seed scarification can be an important part of learning how to garden. Do you have any idea what it is? This week, we will talk about it.
With spring approaching and so many new gardeners wanting to grow food, you need to learn how to plant seeds.
We have some tomato plants that are ready for purchase. Here is what David has to say about them:
We have tomato plants ready. This year they will $7.95 no matter the size or how many you purchase.
Before you accuse us of highway robbery keep the following in mind:
We grow our own which means we do it by hand instead of machine like the big boys do. This is labor intensive. Labor is not cheap.
Due to the cold snap, and the fact that we have to keep the temperature at least 55 degrees for the plants to grow, we have added electrical and propane gas charges. Electricity has gone up from last year and so has the propane gas.
We added more electrical outlets for more heat and other improvements to the greenhouse. Added more heaters.
We had to replace the pump on the water well.
Property taxes have gone up. No matter how many times Texans vote to decrease the rate, the tax people just raise the value to cover the difference. Something they and politicians think Texans are too stupid to figure out.
Seeds, planters and trays have all gone up in price.
The germination mix we use has gone up in price.
Fertilizer has gone up in price.
There are many other miscellaneous expenses that go into maintaining a greenhouse.
Our price we be $7.95.
But you have to look at the value. One plant has the ability to produce at least 15 pounds of home grown, great-tasting tomatoes. Not like the wax tasting stuff you buy in the store.
This is about .55 cents per pound. When was the last time you paid .55 cents for a pound of tomatoes?
The value far exceeds the price of the plant.
I hope you have a great growing season.
This week, we are talking about organic fertilizers for the garden. This will help you prepare for spring planting now.
This week, we will look at some garden mulch ideas. We get a lot of questions about what is or can be used as a good mulch in the garden.
This week, we are talking about how to transplant plants from starter pots or how to transplant grown plants to bigger pots.
Pruning a plant is an important of gardening. This week, we will learn how to do this.
December is the time to celebrate Advent, the weeks leading up to Christmas when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Yes, you can grow citrus trees in Texas. The problem is keeping them alive until they are well established. It just doesn't get cold in Texas.
This page will teach you how to grow strawberries from seed in your home garden.
Before you winterize your Texas garden, most of the gardeners in America have winterized theirs in September or October. We are still growing fall gardens.
If you have a hydroponics system or some grow lights and pots for indoors, you can grow loose leaf lettuce this winter. Of course, you can grow it directly in
Yes, you can grow an avocado tree from an avocado pit by saving your avocado pit which is where the seed is.
After Halloween, what are some ways to use your pumpkin? I have about eight pumpkins outside of my farm store. What will I do with them?
Because it now gets very cool and sometimes downright cold in Texas, we have to move our plants to a winter greenhouse in the fall. We go from one extreme
Planting bulbs in the fall is an annual tradition if you want to grow many things including garlic, tulips, and many other lovely flowers that do not grow from
Aside from the good taste, there are health benefits of garlic that you should know about. Include planting garlic in your garden every fall.
You can have a winter garden in Texas. Usually, we have a mild enough winter compared to up North so you can grow a lot of vegetables.
This week, we will talk about planting by the moon, also known as lunar gardening. Farmers have been planting by the moon's phases for many years.
Growing greens for your health is a great way to begin to eat better for both you and your family. When I was a child, the only vegetables we ate were
Let's talk about the fall garden you will be planting in just two weeks. We have actually talked about it many other times on both of our websites.
Growing peanuts in your backyard garden this year should be a lot of fun. We no longer carry the seeds but I want to try my hand at growing the delicious snack.
Fall is an especially good time to consider container gardening. Why? Because if it gets cold, you can move the container indoors instead of losing your plants.
Cucurbit plants, also known as the gourd family or Cucurbitaceae, are a plant family consisting of about 965 species. You probably have some growing in your
Let's take this week to discuss October planting so that when October comes, we are ready to roll. It is so important to be prepared because whatever you do or
Brassica plants aka the cabbage family or Brassicaceae make up the largest family of edible plants.
On this page, we will talk about how to grow ginger from the grocery store. This has been the year that I have learned to grow many different things.
This week, it is time to plant your fall garden if you live in Texas or in another warm, southern climate. It is still horribly hot but, hopefully, it won't
It is time to think about planting fall flowers, both the ones that will grow now and those that need to be planted before the cold to come up in spring.
Learn how to grow potatoes in Texas with me. This year (2023) will be my first to plant potatoes and I am so excited. I have ordered at least six varieties
Something I plan to do this spring is to grow sweet potatoes. They are so healthy and have many benefits. I ordered some slips and just read that I can grow
Our fall garden seeds come in a 34 variety set that is perfect for Texas or any other warm climate where you want to grow a beautiful fall garden.
It is now time to get ready for fall planting. We have a lot of fall planting articles, yet I still have to remind people every year that their fall garden
Now you can repel mosquitoes using plants that you can grow or purchase from a store. You don't need to spray chemicals on your family to keep the mosquitoes
Everyone loves to see growing flowers but how many of us can grow them from seed? David's Garden Seeds does not sell bulbs, slips, or live plants,
If you are new to herbs, you can try container herb gardening. This makes your growing herbs portable, allowing you to take them into your kitchen, shed, or
Let's learn about nightshade plants this week, what they are, and how they can poison your chickens if you have them. I do and our employees toss nightshades
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