Photo by John KielyA Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's.
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Columbus: Amerigo Vespucci's a pimpWhy are you at work? It's Columbus Day!!It is only rampant anti-Italianism that prevents Houstonians from getting a three-day weekend to celebrate the guy who was among the first dozen or so people to discover America.Columbus, of course, is a misunderstood figu ... More >>
Must be early October!!October is when fall kicks in, for better or worse. In Houston, it's mostly for the better -- no hurricanes or stifling heat.But October also brings with it certain traditions that, truth be told, we could just as well do without. Here are five:5. The annual Hangin' of the ... More >>