Useful Texas Gardening Resources
Here's some online resources for gardeing in Texas:
For Finding Planting Times
- Aggie Horticulture - Spring Vegetable Planting Guide
- Aggie Horticulture - Fall Vegetable Planting Guide
- Mother Earth News - What to Plant Now (only includes Feb - Oct)
- The Herb Companion - Texas Tagged Posts
Lots of great articles on various planting topics in Texas.
- Aggie Horticulture
So many resources to browse through. Lots of info on specific plants, charts, articles, etc..
- Wikipedia Companion Planting Chart
Though not a specifically Texan resource, I have found this invaluable in my garden.
- GardenWeb Texas Forum
This forum is an valuable place to go to ask advice on any topic related to Texas gardening.
- Texas Farmers Markets
Farmers markets aren't only a great place to get fresh, locally grown food. You can also find some great deals on live plants, and are more likely to find unusual heirloom varieties than at many nurseries.
- The Dirt Doctor, Howard Garret
A great resource for Texas organic gardeners.
- Heart Of Texas Urban Gardeners
- Central Texas Gardening
- Central Texas Horticulture
- Houston Herb Society
Month-to-Month Gardening in Texas is an excellent book for anyone new to Texas. It helps you learn what to plant when, when to fertilize (and what fertilizers work best in Texas), and much, much more. If you didn't know that there were veggies you can plant in the middle of winter, or that there was such a thing as cool season and warm season annuals, or are finding that the things you did to help your garden thrive somewhere else aren't working here, then this is the book for you! This is my MOST RECCOMMENDED gardening book for newcomers to Texas! See my full review here.
I'd reccomend anything by Howard Garret, but especially his books on organic gardening, such as Texas Organic Gardening. I read several of his books the summer I worked at The Herb Market in Carrollton, and they were all excellent.