Articles for the Month of October 2011

Fall Garlic Planting – Do It Now!

By the end of October the gardening year is winding down to the dormancy of winter. There are a few tasks left to do but mostly our herb beds are thinking fondly of the coming long winter’s nap. But wait…there’s just one more thing to plant. Now is the time to get garlic in the ground.

Herb Harvesting Tips

My favorite time of year is autumn, when the temperatures here in Fort Worth cool to civilized levels and I can enjoy harvesting my herbs. Having grown and enjoyed herbs in three states and four or five growing zones, I’ve collected  a few ideas about when and how to harvest. Here’s a few you might

End of the Growing Year

The growing season is nearing its end for most of us. As your plants prepare for winter so should you. Although this time of year brings many holiday distractions, do your best to carve out a little time for the garden. Here’s a checklist of basic tasks: First, know your local “first frost date.” Visit Daves

In My Kitchen: Snacks From Pie Dough Scraps

When I was small, I was always thrilled when my mother would pull out the flour and other ingredients to bake a pie.  I’d watch her measure, stir, and roll out the dough. Then she would fold the circle of dough and place it smack in the middle of the pie plate (a skill it