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Jacob Royer
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Stick it in the ground and watch it grow.
Stick it in the ground and watch it grow.

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Saffron Ready to Burst
Fall has come and the saffron I'd pulled from the garden and put in a plastic bag (and the forgot about) has decided it doesn't care if there's dirt or not.  It's sprouting anyway which means I'd better find some dirt pronto to keep my babies going. It's be...

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Precious Tomatoes
Most of us well know the prolific nature of the cherry tomato.  They grow fast and put out lots of fruit.  This was of course our best tomato plant last year and so it isn't surprising that the plant that seeded itself was a cross between it and one of the ...

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Kohlrabi
It's fun to say and interesting to look at.  They really aren't sold around here but that won't stop us from looking.  Usually it's the leaves of cabbage you look for but in this case it's the bulb.  the leaves are edible as well but not really the focus in...

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Baby Onions
Our green onion has produced some baby onions in the flower poof this time around. It's made a couple before but this time it's upward of 10 or so in among the flowers. This little guy was especially interesting since it didn't know what kind of leaf it wan...

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UTA Camps (Lego Mindcraft EV3)
I know this is a little off of the normal gardening path but I will be teaching the UTA Lego EV3  class starting on the first Saturday in February. It's a four day class every Saturday for grades 4-6. Of course it's in Arlington, Texas so if you can drive i...

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Cacao Tree Progress (Indoors)
Of course the cacao trees are indoors, I'm in Texas and there really is no other way to grow them successfully.  The first time I saw one of these trees was at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. I was assisting as a docent for the Butterflies in the Garden exh...

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A nice lit up tent for the tomatoes in the ground.

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Warmer Temperatures Back
With the short frost gone and warmer temperatures back in swing my tomato plants are uncovered again and ready to keep producing.  There are several tomatoes still on the vine and although there was a slight bit of damage on some of the leaves for the most ...

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Cold Hardy Tomatoes
The tomato plants made it through a little freezing weather but tonight is going to be below 30. I'm going to have to do something before night falls to keep them from dying overnight. I plan to pick the peppers and let the bush go. We already have more pep...

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Upcoming Winter Weather
I was really hoping to have a longer fall season before the temperatures froze. It's only supposed to be for a short time but that will be plenty to kill off my tomatoes if I can't get them protected better than last year. That won't stop me from trying at ...
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