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Spring Begins

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Here are my 2 beds. I have learned some valuable lessons since this time last year. One is build a better trellis. I found a good size plastic mesh for the plant to have enough to grab and really hold on to. Also, it’s better secured using zip ties!

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You can’t really see them but it allows the plastic netting to have a good amount of tension.

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Those odd looking things are water walls. You fill up the chambers up with water and let them sit out to warm all day. This allows them to help keep your tomato and pepper plants warm. They saved my behind this year. I decided that I was going to get my plants in the ground because they were looking bad in the containers. Well, you see I didn’t check the weather. DUN DUN DUN… incoming freeze! The other issue was that I went a little crazy buying tomato plants. I got 4 and 2 peppers. I only had 3 water wells but they managed to radiate enough heat to save the whole lot.

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The other thing I am doing different this year is only planting what we ate last year. Tomatoes, peppers, sugar snaps, cucumbers and zucchini. I might get a few more little things but will focus on what I will eat.

Urban Gardening

Today I attended my first Citizen Gardener class. What I that? It’s a project from the sustainable food center in Austin to help spread small raised bed gardening knowledge around.

Here is a link: SFC Citizen Gardener

Currently I have on hold at Half Price Books a book on square foot gardening.

More to follow