Tips for planting a garden in McKinney

Trying to prepare your garden for a successful season? Here are some tips on how to get started. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Trying to prepare your garden for a successful season? Here are some tips on how to get started. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Trying to prepare your garden for a successful season? Here are some tips on how to get started. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Use these tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac to help plant a garden. Find out how to choose the best container for your garden, popular vegetables to grow and some tips for caring for your garden.


By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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Red Zeppelin Records opened in late July in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Red Zeppelin Records)
Red Zeppelin Records now open in downtown McKinney

The business is female owned and operated and offers vinyl records of all genres.

McKinney City Council set dates for public hearings on its budget and tax rate. (Courtesy Fotolia)
DATA: McKinney City Council sets public meeting dates, maximum tax rate

“The recommended tax rate will be less than this ceiling,” McKinney’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Holloway said.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sonic Drive-In opens new location in McKinney

The fast-food drive-in restaurant opened in late July and marked the sixth Sonic in McKinney.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth business and community news.

For some families, online learning has highlighted the need for safe child care for young students while caregivers are at work. (Courtesy Canva)
McKinney businesses offer distance learning programs as schools start online

Child care centers are launching distance learning programs to assist students who are learning virtually.

Texas sales tax
Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

Club 4 Fitness will open in McKinney in September. (Courtesy Club 4 Fitness)
Club 4 Fitness coming soon to McKinney

The fitness center will offer group fitness classes, KidCare programs, personal training, tanning, red-light therapy and a women’s-only weight room.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.