U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-27-2013, 05:23 PM
 
47 posts, read 67,325 times
Reputation: 27

Advertisements

Is anybody planning a garden? Vegetable or what ever? I am getting a ton of seed catalogs. Does anybody buy seeds from seed catalogs? I had good luck with some 99 cent tomato plants from HEB last year. The pepper plants did good too but the skins were tough. Where do you get this stuff if you do it. Burpee? Burgess? R.H. Shumway? Can you really plant Blueberries or Strawberries and expect them to grow?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-27-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
5,619 posts, read 12,930,821 times
Reputation: 10698
To grow veggies from seeds, you needed to start them in mid January in small containers. They would have needed to be in the ground around mid-Feb. So it's a little late for seeds this year. The issue is about the time they mature and start to yield the heat nails them. You can water the heck out of them but they just won't make. You can buy already small grown plants from places like a nursery, Home Depot, etc. I usually do tomatoes, squash, green beans, bell peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, and get the spices going like Rosemary, Basil, etc. In the fall I like to grow Kale, swiss chard, carrots, and onions.
FWIW, I use a home made seed helper as I call it. I take a large pill bottle and line it with 100 grit sandpaper. Put the seeds in it and shake for 2 minutes. I have very few seeds that don't make so plant accordingly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
5,142 posts, read 11,446,140 times
Reputation: 2505
This is a good thread. I am interested in growing swiss chard and kale and have somewhat of an idea how to start.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,893 posts, read 4,863,338 times
Reputation: 1471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dellviewforever View Post
Is anybody planning a garden? Vegetable or what ever? I am getting a ton of seed catalogs. Does anybody buy seeds from seed catalogs? I had good luck with some 99 cent tomato plants from HEB last year. The pepper plants did good too but the skins were tough. Where do you get this stuff if you do it. Burpee? Burgess? R.H. Shumway? Can you really plant Blueberries or Strawberries and expect them to grow?
You can grow Strawberries and they will grow. But you have to plant crowns in early to mid September. You need to plant them in a pot or bed amended heavily with peatmoss. the native soil around here is too alkaline for berries. I know the big box stores start selling strawberry plants in the spring but it's just cause everybody is in the mood to buy plants and strawberries are tempting. Think about it. When is the Poteet Strawberry Festival? April, when the strawberries start to rippen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2013, 12:56 PM
 
4,268 posts, read 8,356,445 times
Reputation: 1785
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnappyBob View Post
You can grow Strawberries and they will grow. But you have to plant crowns in early to mid September. You need to plant them in a pot or bed amended heavily with peatmoss. the native soil around here is too alkaline for berries. I know the big box stores start selling strawberry plants in the spring but it's just cause everybody is in the mood to buy plants and strawberries are tempting. Think about it. When is the Poteet Strawberry Festival? April, when the strawberries start to rippen.
Our neighborhood school planted Strawberries last fall, as part of the Slow Foods project. They are looking fabulous, heavy with fruit. Another month or so before they're ripe. So exciting!


I have blueberries in pots and they do well, but you need to get the types that are locally adapted. I highly recommend Fannick's. They know their stuff well. I like Rainbow Gardens but haven't found the staff as attentive there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top