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No kink Flexzilla garden hoses are here!

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21/07/2016
Flexizilla Garden Hoses

Flexzilla® Garden Hose was engineered with a lightweight Premium Hybrid Polymer to lie flat and eliminate kinking under pressure. It redefines flexibility, making it easy to maneuver around trees, bushes or other obstacles. Zero memory means your sprinkler stays put without twisting. And Flexzilla® Garden Hose doesn’t fight you when you coil it. Plus, with our superior O-ring you get a long-term, leak-free connection at the spigot that outlasts the competition by far. (Limited Lifetime Warranty)

Flexzilla® Garden Hoses Features

  • Less than half the weight of normal water hoses
  • Extreme all weather flexibility (-40° to +140° F)
  • Will not kink under pressure
  • No memory – lays flat
  • Abrasion resistant
  • 150 psi working pressure
  • Custom lengths available

Summer Garden Abundance… What to do with all those veggies?!?

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29/06/2016
Tomatoes from the vegetable garden

This is the time of year I just love.  Summer garden abundance fills my kitchen with fresh produce every year. Several times a week I visit the vegetable garden to see what is ready to harvest.  Of course there are other times I am in the garden for maintenance purposes only. A well prepared vegetable garden really should not take a huge amount of time to maintain, just a little weeding (sometimes… sometimes not) the right amount of water, and food. Your vegetable plants are using up a huge amount of nutrients to create healthy produce for you.  Give your food plants a boost with some compost or a quality organic plant food, both of which you can pick up at Mingos Nursery & Garden Center.

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Cucumber vines taking over garden fence.

As happens each year, we have reached that part of the growing season when daily visits to the garden are necessary just to stay on top of vegetable collecting. Ever seen a zucchini grow a foot in a day? OK maybe it wasn’t a foot, maybe it was more.

Right now my cucumber vines are turning out more cucumbers than I can count and the tomatoes are not far behind.  The photo below is a cucumber, not a zucchini but it is nearly 10 inches long.  It was hiding in the vines alone with several over ripe orange cucumbers.

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All those yummy cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and other veggies get shared with neighbors and friends,  However, every year there seems to come a time when people stop answering the door when we knock.  Its like they don’t want to have to say “no” to free, fresh, and homegrown produce so they just don’t answer and hope the wagon moves on by.  And yes, we have often filled our daughter’s little red wagon with produce to share with the neighbors.

So I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes made from our own homegrown vegetables.  Perhaps this will inspire you to start your own garden this fall.  There are a lot of cool weather vegetables that can take you up to the holidays or beyond depending upon your climate.  The time to plan for your fall vegetable garden is now.  If you need help, ideas, or simple encouragement come see us at Mingos Nursery & Garden Center.

In the next day or so I will start posting a few recipes and will add links to them at the bottom of this post.

Roasted Tomatoes is a great recipe for using up extra tomatoes.

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Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Garlic Tomatoes

Marinated Cucumber Salad is a no cook recipe for cucumbers, tomatoes and onions.

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marinated cucumber salad

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Fire Roasted Peppers can be added to so many dishes.

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Fire Roasted Peppers

Fire Roasted Peppers

Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn Recipe

Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn

Tubtrugs

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17/05/2016
tubtrugs gardening Mingos

Tubtrugs perfect for working in the garden and harvesting vegetables. Foodgrade plastic and flexibility makes these and essential for all gardening.

Magellan Zinnias

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29/04/2016
magellan zinnias

These are Magellan Zinnias.  Are they amazing or what?

Organic and natural garden solutions

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27/02/2016
organic natural garden solutions

For all you organic gardeners, Mingos has a large selection of organic and natural garden solutions!  Come see us!

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Ceramic pots have arrived!

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26/02/2016
Ceramic Pots Mingos Nursery

Ceramic pots have arrived! We have all the potting soil, mixes, and plants you need to make beautiful displays to last the season.

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All About Onions from Neil Sperry

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31/01/2016
all about onions

Did you know that onions are Texas’ leading commercial crop?  They are also very popular in Texas home vegetable gardens – second only to tomatoes.  Learn more about onions and how to grow them in your own backyard in this article by Texas gardening expert, Neil Sperry. read more →

Time for Onions

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14/01/2016
Onions Bunch

Onions are in stock at Mingos Nursery & Garden Center!

Only $2.49 for a bunch of 50!  We have several varieties:onion-slips

  • Texas Legend
  • 1015Y Texas SuperSweet
  • Texas Early White
  • Southern Bell Red
  • Yellow Granex
  • White Bermuda Crystal Wax
  • Red Creole

read more →

Cold Weather Flowers

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12/01/2016
Cold weather flowers

Today should be a perfect day for putting some color in your life! Warm and sunny. We have lots of cold weather flowers you can use to brighten up your porch and patio. Get them in before the next round of wet weather!Cold weather flowers

Cold weather flowers and plants are in stock!

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08/01/2016
Pansies - Mingos Nursery & Garden Center

Cold weather flowers and plants are in stock! Come brighten up your garden and your mood with these happy bursts of color. Pansies, stock, snap dragons, flowering kale, flowering cabbage, chard and more!

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Aledo, TX 76008
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