Gardening in Conroe, Texas is a great way to enjoy the fruits of your labor. New Earth Garden Soil is an excellent choice for a successful garden, as it is a mixture of manure compost, humus compost and coarse-grained sand. This blend provides good permeability and aeration for a healthy root system. Start by clearing the bed of weeds, rocks and clumps of clay, then apply several inches of compost and mix it with the original soil.
The Grass Store offers a selection of quality mulches and soils to help beautify your landscape in Conroe, Montgomery and Willis. Montgomery County has many different types of soil, from sandy to clay and everything in between. If you're not familiar with your soil type, you may want to perform a soil test. The link provided will give you information on how and where to submit a sample.
Both Zone 8 and Zone 9 have long growing seasons with hot summers, so you have plenty of time to cultivate a big garden. It's too late to plant cold-weather vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower from seed, but you can buy seedlings at your local garden center or feed store. There are numerous vegetables that can be planted from seed between now and the end of March, such as corn, melon, leaf lettuce, radishes and squash. Spinach, cucumbers, beets and carrots can also be planted from seed. The back of the seed packet will tell you when is the best time to plant and how much longer until you can harvest. Horticulture requires some work but eating fresh vegetables from your own garden is rewarding.
Get your children or grandchildren involved so they can learn a great life skill while enjoying the fruits of their labor. With knowledge of your planting zone and the type of vegetables you are going to plant now, you'll be well on your way to a successful garden this year. Tubers like carrots, radishes and beets are particularly suitable for planting directly in the garden as they don't like to have their roots broken after planting. So get ready for gardening season in Conroe, Texas!.