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PCMG – FAQ’s – Fruits & Vegetables

Potatoes in Parker County

PCMG - FAQ's - Potatoes in Parker County Growing Irish Potatoes or other varieties is really an easy crop for Parker County. From my experience, seed potatoes are purchased from the local feed store (do not use potatoes from grocery stores, as they have a growth...

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Onions ~ When to Plant

PCMG - FAQ's - Onions ~ When to Plant In our USDA Zone 7B Spring: Onion plants are hardy to 20° so they can be planted early. The earlier the onion is planted, the more time the onion has to make more top and therefore larger onions. Short and Intermediate can be...

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How Do I Grow Asparagus?

PCMG - FAQ's - How Do I Grow Asparagus?Asparagus is a highly productive vegetable best suited to cooler areas of North and West Texas. Grown for the stems or spears, a well tended planting yields 8 to 10 pounds or more per 100 square feet of bed or 24 to 30 pounds per...

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How Did the Texas 1015 Onion Get It’s Name?

PCMG - FAQ's - How Did the Texas 1015 Onion Get It's Name? How did the Texas 1015 Onion get its name? It was based on the prime planting date for the onion, which is October 15th. Onions bulb according to day length and temperature. There are many varieties available...

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Growing Tomatillo

PCMG - FAQ's - Growing Tomatillo I have tried to grow a tomatillo and have had no luck with them fruiting. Answer from Master Gardener: Tomatillo plants require two or more plants for proper pollination. Thus, isolated tomatillo plants rarely set fruit. I have only...

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Growing Blackberries in Parker County

PCMG - FAQ's - Growing Blackberries in Parker County  Can you give me information on growing Blackberries in Parker County? The blackberry is a small bushy vine, each berry being a cluster of tiny black knobs. The blackberry is well adapted and easy to grow....

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Chayote Squash in Parker County

PCMG - FAQ's - Chayote Squash in Parker CountyChayote Description - Also known as the Vegetable Pear and the Mirliton, this vegetable is a member of the cucurbit family. The fruit is light green in color and pear shaped. The fruit is produced on vigorous growing vines...

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Cucumber Transplant Issues

PCMG - FAQ's - Cucumber Transplant IssuesI transplanted some healthy cucumber transplants. In a few days, the middle of the stems dried up no bigger than a string. Above and below the shrunken stem the plant looked healthy with diameter of the stems the size of a...

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Killing Freeze on Tomato Plants

PCMG - FAQ's - Killing Freeze on Tomato PlantsFreeze killed my tomato plants, re-planting my plants will bloom too late to set a lot of tomatoes because of the heat factor. May I hit them with super bloom fertilizer and force them to bloom early and if so when should...

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