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David's Garden Seeds And Products Newsletter, Issue #002
July 03, 2013

The month of June got away from me. I should have sent this newsletter out last weekend, but I was so busy that it did not hit me until last night that June was gone.

Happy 4th of July! Hopefully by now you have grown some lovely watermelons to enjoy tomorrow for your picnic! Here in hot San Antonio, just about everything has stopped producing because of the extreme heat. Our tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers are done until fall. We still have some hot peppers out in the greenhouse but that is about it for now.

As summer begins, we are looking forward to planning our fall crops. Here in hot Texas, we plant green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkins, carrots, onions, certain varieties of lettuce, certain varieties of spinach, turnips, parsnips, and beets to harvest in late fall before the danger of frost hits. This past Thanksgiving Day, David and I picked the green beans from our greenhouse to make Green Bean Casserole and with fresh green beans, it was especially tasty!

We have some great pumpkin varieties for you to plant.

We are happy to announce that we now offer larger packages of seeds and we have gift packages complete with beautiful glamor bubble wrap in assorted colors for your gift-giving convenience!

We have been adding new products and filling hundreds of orders each day from early December until now. We thought the spring planting season would taper off, but it is still going strong so we want to thank you, our loyal customers and readers for your business.

A new section of products that were recently added to our inventory are our succulents. Yes, we now have some cactus and aloe seeds in addition to a lot of new flower and vegetable seeds.

In addition to the new products, I have been adding new sections to our website. These include preserving what you grow through Blanching and Freezing Vegetables, as well as Canning what you grow. By popular demand, I have also started a section on Recipes for the vegetables that you grow!

As summer begins, we are looking forward to planning our fall crops. Here in hot Texas, we plant green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkins, carrots, onions, certain varieties of lettuce, certain varieties of spinach, turnips, parsnips, and beets to harvest in late fall before the danger of frost hits. This past Thanksgiving Day, David and I picked the green beans from our greenhouse to make Green Bean Casserole and with fresh green beans, it was especially tasty!

If you are curious about building a simple PVC greenhouse like we have in our backyard, here is the section on building greenhouses on our website. For now, it is time to continue my pages on freezing, canning, and recipes. We will send out another newsletter filled with what is going on at David's Garden Seeds at the end of June! Until then, keep your garden well-watered and enjoy your summer produce!

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