Cary Sims

Saving seeds

Old gardeners know all about saving seeds. As newer gardeners develop their gardens and learn more about which vegetable varieties they prefer while reducing...

Gearing Up for Potatoes

What I often consider a homely vegetable actually has its roots in South America. The potato was discovered at the same time the Spanish...

Improving Your Soil for Better Gardening

Gardeners have truly appreciated the recent rain and are watching the weather and the calendar for opportunities to get to work outside. Be it...

Christmas Cactus

When I think of a potted plant for the Christmas holidays, I first think of the poinsettia.  We’ll buy one, then let it die,...

Lawn Care Late in the Year

The recent warm spell has resulted in questions about lawn management much later than normal. When should a homeowner last fertilize, what about disease...

Dealing with Invasive Asian Lady Beetles

We see them in the news from time to time: some kind of pest that few have ever seen, and they are causing problems....

Understanding and Abiding by the Texas Cottage Food Law

Do you make cookies, bread, jam, or other non-refrigerated treats so delicious that friends and family often suggest, “You should sell this stuff”? Are...

City Wildlife

I got a call this week from a couple that had just built their home in the country and loved seeing the deer each...

Rebounding after recent rains

There is no doubt that our recent rainfall has helped tremendously. From rural pastures to urban landscapes, everything does better with rain. Lawns have fared...

Time to Tackle Fire Ants

With recent rainfall seeming to bring fire ants back to the surface of the soil, I’ve been getting some questions about them recently. At...

About Me

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Cary Sims is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Angelina County. His email address is cw-sims@tamu.edu Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.
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