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Quick tips on planting the perfect Spring Vegetable Garden

  Quick tips on planting the perfect Spring Vegetable Garden -Pick a sunny location, vegetables like at least 6 hours of full sun. -Make sure you have rich soil, mix a good compost and potting soil together to give your plants a great home. -Plant a variety of crops so you ensure a succesfull planting season. (these plants do well here in North texas for spring planting and early summer harvest. Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Swiss chard, Collard greens, Lettuce, Mustard greens, Onions, Parsley., Sweet peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Turnips and turnip greens) -After putting your vegetables in the…

What’s going on with the Dallas Farmer’s Market?

There are several questions and speculations about what's happened of the Dallas Farmer's Market.  Having been at the Market for 32 years, and having served on the recommendation board to the City of Dallas for privatization, I don't have all the answers, but here are a few.  The privatization of the market is necessary, but in order for it to survive it must be a consistent every day destination. The diffuculty, stems from the desire to be purely "local".  "Local" is the key word and eating locally and seasonal is good. Unfortunately, in some parts of the year there are only a handful of crops that can be…