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What Should You Do To Prepare For Spring Gardening?

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It's time to start gearing up for spring planting season. What should you do to prepare? What grows best in the spring and what kind of care is required? 

Gardening can relieve stress and promote mental well-being, according to a 2018 report by the Global Council on Brain Health.

The difference between having a green or brown thumb boils down to understanding the basics and putting what you learn into practice.

What questions or concerns do you have about growing plants in the San Antonio area? What tips and tricks do you have for a successful spring gardening season?

Click here for the Agrilife Extension's list of recommended plants for spring.

Guest: David Rodriguez, horticulturist with Texas A&M University's Agrilife Extension

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This interview aired on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 

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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.