The trial and tribulations of growing veggies, herbs, fruit trees and other plants in Austin, TX - Hays Co. We grow in containers and raised beds, and utilize a rain water catchment system for watering our fruits and vegetables. See how we grow our veggies for our health and for fun.
Last night was cold
How cold was it? We hit a low of 20.5 last night. We were lucky this morning to find we only had one pipe that broke. It was a pipe for the rain water. But of course its still broken, and its spraying water. We turned off the pump attached to it but its still slightly spraying. We had an insulated grocery bag that was falling apart. So we cut the lid off, then cut the bag open so that we could cover the break. I'd rather have it covered since tonight we are supposed to get back down into cold again. The last thing I really need is for this pipe to continue to break - that would be a really bad idea. I'm hoping that with DH helping me, and hopefully remembering more information we can get this break fixed.
I hope this will work. Really hope.
Tonight, Monday night we are due for a low of 28, then we will warm up above freezing for the nights.
Well, I'm not moving but this blog is. I've had this blog now for quite a few years. I originally made it on Blogger as a free blog. Then I moved it to one of my domains. But now I have decided that its time for this blog/website to have a true home of its own. If you want to see the new site, you will find it at www.catsgarden.us.
I have gotten most of the information from this site to the new one. For a while I will keep this site running while I make sure I have what I need on the other one.
This weather is making no sense. We had rain last week, then dry. Then this past weekend it began clouding over. Right now it is cloudy, kind of misty, but 68 with 91% humidity. At least the good thing is its nice weather for gardening. Not too cold, but not too hot either.
I went over to my neighbor last week to see her iris' in bloom. She had given me some rhizomes last fall which I attempted to plant. Attempted since the deer insisted on pulling some of them put. Well, it appears they are growing. This one is blooming in my garden. Some of the others have buds, but have not quite bloomed yet. We can hope.
The roses I had purchased online are also blooming. Here's three of them. Right now they are in pots, that's the best I can do. But they seem happy. Hopefully soon they will get a better planting.
The greenhouse has been well worth the time and trouble.
I'm not sure what kind of peppers these are. They are actually a plant I bought last year, wrong …