After a week of beautiful weather and lots of optimism about my newly planted square foot garden we took a beating last night as temperatures dropped and the snow started falling. This is what I awoke to: Not sure what the damage is yet but I am glad I have seedlings and containers that I brought indoors.
Had a dream that killer rabbits came during the night and ate all my plants. Think I’m going to fortify my square foot garden and build a fence around it this week.
Took this close-up picture today and just had to share it. This is a Roma Tomato plant that I started from seed last week. It’s a beautiful sight.
Since I started my gardening project last fall I’ve done and learned quite a lot, but the most surprising thing so far has been how much I’ve enjoyed composting. I mentioned this to a few people and got some strange and even worried reactions. I haven’t figured out why seeing the steam rise while feeling the heat coming from the innards of the pile of decomposing waste on a cool...
A wonderful and productive day here. The sky is blue, the sun is out and it’s about 65 degrees. Lovely. I put the soil mixture in the new box last night and watered it thoroughly so I could start planting this morning. The soil mixture is not exactly as prescribed but is pretty close. It’s an approximately equal measure of compost and peat moss with a slightly smaller amount of coarse...
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Collin County Master Gardener Association →
more good info for the North Texas gardener. This is a better website than the dcmga
Denton County Master Gardener Association →
go info for North Texas gardeners
My first 'Master Gardener' experience
I attended my first ‘master gardener’ presentation this week. The Denton County Master Gardener Association is putting on a series of seminars and this week the subject was square foot gardening. The guy presenting did a good job and related a lot of the generic square foot gardening information so it was specific to our area here in the North Dallas suburbs. First the bad news - it...
I never thought compost could bring so much joy
I’ve had a productive and surprisingly relaxing morning in the garden. The weather was pleasant and so I took the opportunity to start cleaning things up and prepping some plants ready for the growing season. I took a trip to the garden center this week and bought a selection of young plants to get me going. I also have some seeds going to but am hedging my bets by trying out both. I’m starting...
Suburban gardening project
I am a passionate yet inept gardener. I am also persistant in my horticultural attempts despite having a horrible track record. Each year I get excited about the propsects of growing my own vegetables and each year I am bitterly disappointed with my failed crops, my diseased plants and my pitiful harvest. I have decided that 2010 is going to be different. The popularity of urban gardening is on...