Category Archives: Garden

Gardening in Texas hardiness Zone 8a

All Our Best How-To Garden Posts, Tips & Tricks In One Place!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Spring is drawing near. We’re all ready to get in our gardens, with dreams of lush growing vegetables dancing in our heads.

So I’m sharing this garden roundup post to offer insight into garden planning, raised beds, edible landscape, saving money in your garden and more.

Best Gardening Tips and tricks to make gardening easier - Garden basket Produce fresh vegetables Harvest #TexasHomesteader

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Dual-Purpose Edible Landscape Offers Both Beauty & Food

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

What if you could have a beautiful flowerbed in front of your home and harvest food from it too? Edible landscaping is simply choosing pretty vegetable and herb plants in different sizes, shapes and textures to plant right into your decorative garden. I’ll give you tips on how to plant a beautiful  yet edible garden right in front of your home for all to see!

Edible landscape squash carrots flowerbed food dual purpose plants. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Keep Plants & Trees Watered During Drought Conditions

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

When the weather turns hot & dry it can be hard on your plants and trees. Especially trying to keep them properly watered. Here in NE Texas we’ve actually slipped once again into a severe drought. So I’m employing many efforts to keep my plants and trees healthy.

After I planted my small tree our area once again slipped into a drought. See what we did to easily keep my tree watered during the drought. #TexasHomesteader
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April Vegetable Garden Update: New Raised Bed, Late Start, Seeds etc.

By Texas Homesteader ~ 

Between family illness, weather woes & garden changes I’ve gotten off to a slow start in the garden this season. But there are some very exciting gardening things I’ve enjoyed as well.

Let’s stroll through my NE Texas Homestead garden and see what’s going on…

My zone 8 vegetable garden is off to a slow start, and some plants succumbed to the February winter storm. But there are many successes as well. Come see! #TexasHomesteader

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Where I Found The Best Raised Garden Bed

by Texas Homesteader ~

Raised bed gardening has been popular for years. But these days it seems all the rage! The benefits of raised beds are many. The increased height makes it easier to maintain and harvest from your garden. And it’s easier to keep that soil uncompacted & well balanced. Better soils make for a better harvest!

Building a better raised bed - Hopkins Hidden Homestead. #TexasHomesteader

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