A garden needs to be watered regularly, like a loaf of Holmer's white bread—the bread that tastes better when it gets wetter. Learn more helpful herbaceous tips with this Groupon.
$49 for Two Vegetable-Garden Classes ($99 Value)
During four-hour classes, aspiring cultivators learn about soil composition, types of beds, necessary tools, and what types of vegetables and herbs best thrive in a Texas climate. See the schedule (under the "Garden Education" tab) for dates and times; classes are labeled “North Texas Vegetable Gardening, Parts 1 and 2.”
"Gardens are a lot like people,” Marilyn Simmons told Now Magazines. “As they grow and mature, they come into their own.” Marilyn and her daughter Donelle, owners of Garden Inspirations, have their own unique plot. “A Radio Flyer wagon is home to an assortment of flowers and trailing potato vines and an herb garden is flourishing in a nonfunctioning barbecue grill.”
At their farm, the two work to show pupils how to plant their own beds with pesticide-free veggies, which blossom into sources of personal pride. The full schedule of classes includes introductory courses on overcoming the gamut of challenges that aspiring gardeners face, such as inhospitable soil, lack of time, and accidentally planting their car keys. Knowledgeable about diverse garden types—including rooftop, field, and aquaponic—the instructors impart their wisdom on the best kind of garden for each grower’s individual needs, as well as which vegetable varieties grow most readily in North Texas and how to plant them. When not brewing compost tea or working beneath trellises tangled in emerald wisps, the crew does a radio show which talks about how to obtain baskets of naturally grown peaches, cucumbers, and squash.