As one of the well-established community gardens in Houston, Westbury Community Garden has been appointed to be an Urban Harvest HUB garden site. There are several Urban Harvest HUB gardens around the city. A HUB garden serves as a regional center for newer community gardens to meet for Urban Harvest education and other events. There […]
On June 4th we had to reschedule the 3rd Annual Tomato Tasting because of the week long deluge of thunderstorms, but June 11 proved to be a bright sunny day and the grounds were dry! Shifting the date also meant our volunteers had to commit to two Saturdays and out tomato growers were not able to supply […]
The kale from Whole Foods tastes very much like the kale snipped from its stalk in any Westbury Community Garden bed. And many other garden fresh veggies are comparable in taste, if not in nutrition, to the ones bought in stores. Except tomatoes. There is no comparison between the sun-ripened deliciousness of a fresh, homegrown […]
If you still have tomatoes on your vines, they are likely being stung by the leaf footed stink bug, which makes them feel hard, have yellow tint, and taste terrible. I’m taking out my tomato plants today.
Some plants must be supported to be at maximum production. These plants are tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, long beans, pole beans, bitter melon, Malabar spinach. Tools: The garden’s two handled fence post driver is in the small shed. (See photo.) Trellises are for cucumbers, long beans, pole beans, bitter melon, Malabar spinach. Trellises can be […]
Determine where you will plant your tomato plants and how many plants your space can accommodate. There are several things to consider. First you want to plant them where the tomato family was not planted last year or even the year before, if possible. This is to avoid disease and pests that are waiting in […]