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Author Archive | Marshall HInsley

Intercropping

Plants working better together


Wild evening primrose attracts beneficial insects to chard

Photography by Marshall Hinsley

More than a century and a half ago, when Native Americans planted their crops each spring, they formed small mounds of soil and sowed seeds of corn, beans and squash into each.…

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Managing Pests

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STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARSHALL HINSLEY

You might be tempted by an outbreak of aphids or an infestation of grasshoppers to resort to the deadliest weapons you can find at the garden center, but in fact these insecticides will only ensure that you’re locked into using them over and over as the bugs keep coming back.…

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SPRING PLANTING GUIDE

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Photography by Marshall Hinsley

With the arrival of spring in North Texas comes the beginning of the warm-season crop cycle. it’s the time to grow tomatoes, peppers, squash, okra, melons and everything else we associate with hot days of summer that are just around the corner.…

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GROW A WINTER GARDEN?

Yes, you can.

groWinterWinter’s garden bounty.

Photos by Kelsi Klembara and Marshall Hinsley

If you enjoy gardening in North Texas but hang up your tools for the winter, you’re missing out on a nearly hassle-free time to grow your own grub.…

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PERSIMMONS

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Photography by Chris Rov Costa

It’s easy to go through life having never enjoyed a persimmon. Resembling a reddish-orange tomato, this fruit is a seasonal fall delicacy that can escape most people’s attention if they’re not looking for them. To enjoy a Texas-grown persimmon, venture to a farmers market, a roadside stand or a pick-your-own orchard in midautumn when the fruit is at its peak of quality.…

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SUMMER’S SWEETHEART

sumSweetheartHolding watermelon—Mr. Kenneth Hopson, born and raised in Glen Rose.
Though he’s retired after 35 years of selling produce, you’ll still find him
most days sitting at the town square. (Photo by Richard Adams)

Biting into a juicy slice of an ice-cold Texas watermelon is one of summertime’s sweetest pleasures.…

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