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Plow and Hose: Springing forward

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One or two inches of compost on existing beds will refresh the soil by adding nutrients, breaking up heavy clay and improving moisture retention. Courtesy photo

Spring planting in central Texas might be the most anticipated time of the year for all gardeners. April is the ideal time to plant summer fruiting plants and seeds. We can plant green beans, beets, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, pumpkins, radishes, squas, and watermelons. It’s also time to plant tomato, pepper and eggplant transplants. Now that it’s officially past the last average frost date, we can also sow summer annuals like zinnias, cosmos, morning glories and sunflowers.Warm temperatures are here and will steadily increase as we progress into summer. With care and attention, we can keep our gardens productive. Mulch, compost ...

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