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David's Garden Seeds And Products Newsletter
August 27, 2018

Time To Plant Your Fall Garden

Good morning! If you live in Texas or in the southern United States, you know it is time to pull up your old summer plants, till your soil, and plant your fall garden! Here in blazing hot San Antonio, we get our best garden in the fall when the sun begins to not bear down on us quite as much as in the summer. Usually, we have plenty of time to grow things through December. Juanita goes out on Thanksgiving Day and again on Christmas Day to pick fresh pole beans for the Green Bean Casserole.

We also grow plenty of carrots, onions, broccoli, and cauliflower. They all taste great fresh out of the garden. The extra carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans are blanched and frozen. The onions are stored in our cool pantry. Store onions in a cool, dry place.

If you live in Texas, you might want to plant what Texas A&M recommends for fall. We put their recommendations into one seed collection for fall and you can get that here! Juanita also wrote a page last week about planting a Fall Garden if you are in the warm part of the country. Please check it out. If you have never planted a fall garden before, give it a try. There are some benefits to a fall garden:

1. You don't have to worry about growing seeds in little pots. The ground is warm so direct sow your seed into the ground. Germination is faster and your seedlings will come up much faster than in early spring.

2. Many pest insects are not active in the fall so your plants will have a better chance of growing healthy.

3. Because of the cooler weather, some of your veggies will taste sweeter like carrots, kale, spinach, and lettuce.

I am finally out of the hospital after having another surgery. I feel so much better but I am at home taking it easy for a few weeks. Juanita and the team are holding things down at the office and I am doing computer work. Thank you for your prayers.

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Come visit us at our new location, 7717 Tezel Road in San Antonio! We are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Until next time, David

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