In The News — soil

Planting tomato and squash in February? The "whys" and "how to's" of planting and protecting from frost.

Posted by Jay Beard on

  Howdy fellow Central Texas gardeners!  If you're like us, and already have your tomatoes in the ground (and many of you do!), be sure to make your weather app or weather channel, your gardening ally! Many plants cannot handle a frost, but are also favored for early planting for maximum production.   What's all the fuss? You may be asking yourself, "why go to so much trouble to have to protect these plants, why not just wait until it's warmer?" Here's the skinny:  Although tomatoes, technically a short-lived tropical perennial, love the heat, some do have their limitations.  Once temperatures...

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Five tips on starting a fall veggie garden, including how to get transplants, soil delivered (Austin 360, September 2020)

Posted by Lone Star Nursery Staff on

September is a great time to start a fall garden, if you can keep the soil moist. Many garden supply stores don’t yet have those cool weather crops, such as kale and broccoli, but Lone Star Nursery is offering delivery of garden supplies, including fall vegetable transplants.

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