The Texas Garden in November, Mostly Citrus Edition

Happy to report there have been no more dead possum incidents, though the dog has started digging in the garden... so couple solid weeks of "that's a bad dog" around here. It isn't too bad- he's picked spots that needed to be turned over, so if he would just stop kicking the dirt into the …

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The Garden and Outside Stuff in the Heat

It's so hot. I know I've mentioned that in all recent posts, but oh my God it's so hot right now. We haven't had rain in two months, the soil in the garden needs to be MUCH more improved if it's going to be the single main shelter for all these plants through such tough …

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The Texas Garden in July Springs Forth

There is a lot going on in the garden in July this year. It's rained much more than usual, so it isn't the "hanging on for dear life with supplemental watering that never can be quite enough" that we generally deal with down here. The new garden along the fence line ("Fenceline Garden?" Are we …

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So Long and Thanks for All the Tomatoes

We had our first freeze this past week, and some dry days... so this happened: So the tomatoes are done for- we pulled them out and piled as many as we could in the fire pit. We let them dry out a few days and then torched them this weekend, quasi viking funeral style. The …

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Of Tomatoes and Bugs

Thanks to the recent rains that scourge of the late summer/ fall Texas garden, the red spider mite, is gone. They killed my tithonia and came THIS close to killing the tomatoes before the prolonged recent rains gave them the ol' Wicked Witch of the West treatment and they melted away. So, when it finally …

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