Tag Archives: How to Garden in Austin

April Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener April Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market April Plant Clinic can answer questions on tree trimming, vegetable gardening, landscaping small spaces, butterfly gardening, the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, and pest management. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green… Read More →

Cutworms by Wizzie Brown

It’s That Time of Year for Cutworm Damage Granulate cutworms are damaging in the immature, or larval stage. Cutworms can cut plant seedlings stems off at the soil level and on older plants they can climb the plant and feed on foliage or fruit. Young larvae skeletonize leaves while older larvae eat holes in foliage, feed on the surface of fruit, or burrow into fruit. Larvae are nocturnal, which may make it difficult to discover the culprit of plant damage. You may need to inspect the garden at… Read More →

Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape North

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Leaf Landscape Supply North The Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Leaf Landscape North can answer questions on self-watering containers, composting, the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, growing vegetables, and native plants. Look for their table at the Leaf Landscape Supply North, 13292 Pond Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78729. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and… Read More →

Plant Clinic at Pflugerville Library Plant Swap

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Pflugerville Library Plant Swap March 11th The Master Gardeners Plant Clinic will be at the Pflugerville Public Library Spring Plant Swap. They can answer questions on  the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. Look for their table at the Pflugerville Public Library; 1008 W. Pfluger Street; Pflugerville, Texas 78660, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. You can find more information about the plant swap on the library website. In addition to… Read More →

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Wells Branch Community Library

Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Wells Branch Community Library The Master Gardener Plant Clinic at the Wells Branch Community Library can answer questions on  the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, worm composting, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. Look for their table at the Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr, Austin, TX 78728. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and… Read More →

March Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener March Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market March Plant Clinic can answer questions on tree trimming, vegetable gardening, landscaping small spaces, butterfly gardening, the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, and pest management. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green… Read More →

February Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener February Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market February Plant Clinic can answer questions on tree trimming, vegetable gardening, landscaping small spaces, butterfly gardening, the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, and pest management. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green… Read More →

Free Soil Testing for Gardeners

Austin Food Gardeners, get the scoop on your dirt at the Austin Soil Kitchen! Free food garden soil screening for heavy metals and testing for pH and nutrients for people living in the city of Austin. Soil from your Austin home, school or community food garden is eligible. See the step-by-step process for preparing your same and more here: Soil Kitchen | AustinTexas.gov How to Take a Sample for Free Soil Testing Gather a garden trowel, one quart-sized zip-top plastic bag, a permanent marker, a measuring cup and… Read More →

January Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market

Master Gardener January Plant Clinic at Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market The Master Gardeners at the Sunset Valley SFC Farmers Market January Plant Clinic can answer questions on tree trimming, vegetable gardening, landscaping small spaces, butterfly gardening, the best plants for the Austin area, fertilizers, and pest management. In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green… Read More →

Austin’s December Vegetable Garden by Paula Wolfel

Hooray for Rain! Gardening slows down a bit during this month.  As predicted, some of us had our first freeze a few weeks ago, as well as lots of rain!!   So hopefully all preparations were made last month for the lower temperatures, and the rain reduced irrigations needs. Make sure you continue to protect all new transplants from freeze and their first frost in the December vegetable garden.  If the temperatures fall below 28 degrees then cover your plants, securing them with soil, bricks, rocks, or pins.  In… Read More →