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Gardening Tips for April and May

Tips for April Planting Plant warm-season annual flowers. For sun (6+hours per day): angelonias, copper plants, firebush, lantana, moss rose, purslane, pentas, ornamental sweet potatoes and zinnias. For shade (less than 4 hours per day): begonias, coleus, impatiens and perilla. Select short, compact plants. Plant okra and southern peas (black-eyed peas, etc). Squash, cucumbers and…

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Gardening Tips for February and March

Tips for February Planting Cool-season vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and potatoes should be planted mid- month, or about 4 weeks prior to the average last freeze date (March 15 in Ellis County). Beets, carrots, lettuce, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard and “greens” (collard, mustard and turnip) should be planted 2 to 4 weeks prior to the average last freeze. Plant asparagus crowns…