I have personally given up on the gardening. It's just too dang hot in TX for that! Too hot for me to want to work outside that is.\n\nThe GF typically maintains a meager garden each year.\n\nI have made my decision--The next time that I pursue gardening, it will be an indoor hydroponics setup! That way I can work in relative comfort. And, hydroponics has the advantages of precisely controlling the light and nutrients to the exact needs of the plants for each stage of growth.\n\nBut, my current home is too small to make that a realistic goal, without compromising something else that is higher on my priority list.\n\nHere in FL., it's the cooler months where things flourish. This is per the University of Florida etc. shows as a when and what. Here it's from roughly Sept-May. When the rest of the country is getting started, I am usually wrapping it up. People here from up north here do not realize this and try starting in the spring time where they came from. Here, that's when all the heat and bugs arrive.