Better Gardening through Science

Breaking ground for a new garden bed.

Bed Preparation

Bed Preparation Advantages and disadvantages of raised beds, permanent beds, mulching in vegetable gardens. Trench composting.

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Logo for Texas Superstar Plant Program.

Texas Superstar® Plants

Texas Superstar® Plants Texas Superstar® plants are tested and selected for superstar performance in the Texas Landscape. This program discusses the Texas SuperStar® program, explains

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Senior woman working in garden bed.

Gardening Made Easier

Gardening Made Easier An overview of the many tools and techniques that can make gardening easier for older adults and those with physical limitations.

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Part of a drip irrigation system. Photo: Bruce Dupree, ACES,  CC0 1.0/

Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation Basics How to design and select the proper drip irrigation equipment, how to connect to your house water system, how to use rain

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Compost bin with tools.


Composting What is composting, benefits of composting, backyard composting, how to build a compost bin, composting materials (good and bad), using your compost, testing your

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