Barbara Storz

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GARDEN VIEW: Preparing the garden for fall

Planting a fall vegetable garden? Learn what to expect and you will be prepared. Our fall garden is the absolute best garden — less...

GARDEN VIEW: Winning wildscapes

Early fall is the best time for planting trees, shrubs and winter bedding plants in the Rio Grande Valley. September and October are also the...

GARDEN VIEW: Vegetables that build the immune system

The current pandemic has put the spotlight on the importance of building our immune systems to fight disease. Vitamins and minerals found in vegetables...

GARDEN VIEW: Growing a pizza patch

Need a school science project? A vegetable garden offers plenty of opportunity to study plant growth, soils, and water relationships, or test different fertilizers. Growing...

GARDEN VIEW: Tips for starting a cut flower garden

One of my biggest pleasures as a child was bringing flowers from our garden to neighbors who were home bound. My grandmother had a...

GARDEN VIEW: Herbal teas: refreshing and tasty

Herb gardens are in their glory right now in the Rio Grande Valley, especially those herbs that thrive in tropical and subtropical regions, like...

Garden View: Companion Planting

At this time, with so many people working together, and apart, to overcome challenges brought on by the coronavirus, I am inspired to introduce...

Cabbage is among nature’s super foods to fight disease

Cabbage and its family relatives are on the list of “super foods” that support our health in many ways. A recent study about cabbage and...

Spinach: Easy to grow, nutritious in many ways

At this time of year, a drive through farming areas of the Rio Grande Valley offers proof that greens are important crops to area...

Garden View: McAllen farmers market offers variety of produce and goods

The Growing Growers Farmers Market, located in McAllen’s Firemen’s Park, is celebrating its 12th birthday today. That may not seem very long ago, but I...