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Frequently Asked Questions
 

When is the best time to start a garden?

Right now of course! Don't wait around for the perfect opportunity, because there really is no season better than another to start building and planning to grow your own food. The earlier you get started, the sooner you can enjoy the fruits of our labor and be eating the healthiest food on the block. Your own! 

Why do I need raised beds?

In Texas we have good mineral rich clay which helps our vegetation get the nutrition it needs, but clay tends to be hard packed and very difficult for roots to grow in. It takes years of mending and working to get the soil perfectly balanced and loose for optimum veggie planting. Raised beds allow you to have plant-ready soil with enzymes, organic composted material and micro-organism rich humus that your garden plants will thrive in right from the start! Our raised beds are also a very attractive addition to your property, and at an easier level to maintain off the ground, they add greater enjoyment to your gardening experience.

Are you certified organic?

The easiest way to answer this is: no, but we use only "organic practices". Unfortunately, to obtain and uphold this certification is a very cumbersome and expensive process for businesses. We can guarantee that all of our products and services will not contain any harmful pesticides, chemicals or other substances such as GMO-seeds or non-sustainable materials. We only use natural herbicides and pest deterants that are completely safe for our customers and employees.

Where can I find a good planting calendar? 

We have come up with a thorough planting calendar specific for the DFW North Texas area, which is classified as hardiness zone 8 (a&b). This information was input to an excel spreadsheet for users to download and be able to use for their own individual microclimates, such as their backyard, side yard, patio or balcony, etc. Depending on factors such as wind, sun, temperature, and rain exposure, the growing conditions can vary slightly, making growing a particular species either more easy or more difficult. You can adjust the chart for your area by your experience year after year! 

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