Houston Matters

Sit tight, gardeners. January is a good month to reassess.

The Garden Club of Houston’s Meg Tapp says this is a great time of year to test your soil, and maybe let go of something you really didn’t want to plant in the first place.

Overhead photo of broccoli plant
Meg Tapp
Broccoli thrives in cooler weather.


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Ah, it’s a brand new year, full of promise, full of opportunities. Not just for you — but also for your garden. Got an invasive species encroaching on what you really want to plant? Struggling to grow some flowers? Wondering what you should do right now?

The Garden Club of Houston‘s Meg Tapp joins us each month to field your gardening questions, and this month, she suggests one of the best things you can do is sit tight. She suggests January is an excellent month to get your soil tested to find out what’s missing, and for you to reconsider what you’ve been trying to grow, and to make a plan for your garden’s future.

In the audio above, she offers those tips and dispenses some advice for Houston-area gardeners. (Have a question about your garden? E-mail us at talk@houstonmatters.org — we’ll hang onto it and ask Meg when she joins us again in February).