Just moved from RI to Texas last Sept. Evidently my HOA does a drive by and cited me for having weeds in my “turf”. I am new to this environment and have never seen some of the weeds that are popping up in my lawn. I spent most of the winter pulling up these twig like weeds, enough to fill 3 lawn bags. I have put Scott’s weed 2 on my lawn and it is starting to turn the clover brown but there are other weeds that seem to be thriving on the weed killer. I would appreciate anyone from the Texas area that has any advice short of replacing the whole lawn?
I excused myself from veggie gardening for the past 6 months, due to the horrendous drought we are suffering from in central Texas.
Fighting the heat & paying for high water bills just made it unrealistic - so I folded the garden & let it rest...
This past 2011 we had all of 14.2 inches of rain. The normal is a little over 30 inches.
Due to the slight increase in precip so far this season, I decided to try again.
Late this January, I planted some carrots, beets, onions & turnips. Everything is looking good so far.
The onion sets seem to be getting a foothold & the turnips have broken the soil surface.
I got taters ready to plant in the next day or two.
January 2012 we’ve had 1.7 inches of rain. So that’s a fair start.
On the horizon, the forecasters are giving us a 50% chance of showers the next couple of days. I’m praying.
Howdy, howdy. We finally were able to replace our riding mower and coolbreeze made a point of getting one that is user friendly for the manual transmission challenged woman of the house! So I will at least be able to pull that chore off his hands and maybe then he will be more inclined to get to work on tilling before mid July :)
My trial green house (pvc and plastic) has worked well. A few nights I would turn on a heater or put a bucket of wood-stove coals in the g/house.
All I grew were greens for the chickens - nothing tricky. I did try a new fertilizer - kinda gross but it was very diluted chicken poo. The plants loved it and are thriving. I could eat those same greens however I refer you back to my previous statements regarding poo.
It has been so warm - East TN - everything is sprouting - not good.
Last year’s pickles were not as good as last years. Does anyone know if vinegar loses its potency with time?
Will I ever get used to raising animals for food? I mean,,,they TRUST me.....guilt.
Good to hear from you. Glad to hear you will have a place to garden at your new place.
Not much going on here in Missouri. We have had a rather mild winter interspersed with freezing temperatures, and a little snow. The new map shows us in zone 6, so as I go through the nursery catalogs, I anticipate having some increased choices with respect to perennials.LOL
Have a great weekend and God Bless.
Thanks for the ping Red!