Galilee Garden
Galilee Garden

BY PHOEBE LAKE New Leaf Nursery Two years ago several people stood looking at a bare plot of land behind a small church in Brenham TX.  They had just attended a meeting of the Washington County Food Security Coalition. The meeting made clear the local…

2020 Tomato Results - Big Mama Not So Hot, Others Promising
2020 Tomato Results - Big Mama Not So Hot, Others Promising

By Howard Nemerov In southeast Central Texas, where summers are death to tomatoes in the form of persistent heat and bugs, success here depends on starting seed in January. My tomatoes get potted up twice into #1 nursery containers, and have large, flowering plants ready…

Breed Your Own Daylilies
Breed Your Own Daylilies

May is undoubtedly the prettiest month of the year in my garden; and the thing that makes my garden outstanding this time of year is the daylilies.  I grow several named and un-named cultivars but my favorite is an old-fashioned variety of daylily called Hyperion. …

The World's Most Expensive Beans
The World's Most Expensive Beans

I am currently growing the world’s most expensive green beans.  While the beans aren’t really anything special, they have already cost me well over $100 this spring.  My super expensive green beans are a variety of flat bean called Navarro.  Bill Adams introduced me to…