Bolting

If you have gardened for very long I am sure you have heard “watch for bolting” in regards to winter crops and some herbs.┬áHere in Texas, it is sometimes hard to keep our cool weather greens from bolting due to the warmer winter climate no matter how closely we monitor them. Cilantro & basil both

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Garden Walk

Evening garden walk through…               Cilantro bolting is beautiful. I always allow my plants to naturally bolt. This brings in the beneficial insects and pollinators such as the Lady Beetle, Lacewings, bees, & butterflies. Also, free seeds! There is no better reward than to see bees and butterflies fluttering

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Butterflies

Over the last year I’ve become more and more interested in garden pollinators. With the installation of our new garden I made sure to include host plants for the native butterflies. So far we have had a huge population of Monarchs and Black Swallowtails. Black Swallowtails caterpillars feast on: Dill, Bronze Fennel, Cilantro, Parsley, Rue,

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