2016 Magazine Issues

2016 Issues of Texas Gardener Magazine


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Vermiculture: How to Worm Your Way into Composting

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Texas-Style Homemade Pickles

Opening Lines: Wonderful World of Tomatoes
Letters: Booklet, Sycamore, Sources
Activity Checklist: January/February
Between Neighbors: Fig-Stop Fracas
In Greg’s Garden: A Field of Dreams
Texas Tough: Red Oaks
Problem-Solution: Neonicotinoids, Organic Control
Great Tomatoes Early
Spring Planting Guide
Seed Types Make A Difference
New, Improved Joseph’s Coat Makes Debut
To Bolt or Not to Bolt
Much more!…


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Community-Supported Agriculture is Taking Root in Texas

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The Legend of the Texas Rose Rustlers

Opening Lines: Bee One in a Million
Letters: ‘Tycoon’ Tomatoes, Pioneers
Activity Checklist: March/April
Between Neighbors: Grandmother’s Green Legacy
In Greg’s Garden: Euell Gibbons
Texas Tough: ‘Lady Banks’ Rose
Problem-Solution: Mud Hole, Cherry Tomatoes
Raised Beds
Bee-Friendly Gardening
Harvesting Heirloom Bulbs
Plight of the Monarchs
Much more!…


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Organic John’s Garden Tips

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Rain Harvesting & Ollas:
Practices in Water Conservation & Irrigation

Opening Lines: Worth the Wait
Letters: Long Live the Queen Genus
Activity Checklist: May/June
Between Neighbors: Too Much Can Be Good
In Greg’s Garden: Tigers on the Loose!
Texas Tough: Formose Lily
Problem-Solution: Row Cover, Weigela
Cover Up for Sweet Success
Magnolia Hill Farm: 30 Years of Organic Food
  and Flowers
Nation’s Researchers Team Up to Improve,
  Protect Roses
Falling for Peppers
Much more!…


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New Texas Superstar Introduced: Whopper Begonias

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How to Grow Amazing Poblanos

Opening Lines: Breaking the Code
Letters: Organic John, Bee-Box Art
Activity Checklist: July/August
Between Neighbors: In Due Time
In Greg’s Garden: Gardening Truly Is the Best Medicine
Texas Tough: Pomegranate
Problem-Solution: Purslane, Peas, Books
Parsnips, Carrots: Rooting for Gardening Success
Going Green with Garlic: A Tasty, Two-Season Crop
Fall Planting Guidelines
Make Your Own Fall Color
The Pecan: An American Original and a True Texan
Much more!…


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Antique Roses Multiply, Conuer

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Restoration vs. Landscaping: Is the Tension Necessary?

Opening Lines: A Hill Country Tribute
Letters: Cactus Lanterns, Oak Wilt
Activity Checklist: September/October
Between Neighbors: Death of a Red-Leather Mary Jane
In Greg’s Garden: Overall, It’s a Good Thing
Texas Tough: Gregg’s Mistflower
Problem-Solution: Mystery Bugs, Tulips
Kohlrabi: The Curious Cabbage Cousin
Big Jobs for Small Trees
Quirks in the Garden: Reversion
Austin Tree: There’s an App for That
Much more!…


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Falling for Perennials

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Adventures in a School-Gardening Program

Opening Lines: Think Like a Texan
Letters: Kudos, Frogs, Mysteries
Activity Checklist: November/December
Between Neighbors: Lizard Love
In Greg’s Garden: It’s a Swamp Thing
Texas Tough: Agave
Problem-Solution: Sick Tomatoes, Soybeans
Veggies by the Bale
Grow Bigger, Sweeter Onions
Rise of Post Oak Decline
Quirks in the Garden:
   Mast-Fruiting and Prop-Rooting
Much more!…