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.
A new cold front
We have a new cold front coming in. I was out at a lesson, and in the time it took me for my lesson the temperature dropped a good 10 degrees. Withing a short while after that the wind picked up. We've gone from 68 to 42 in about two hours. They are saying tonight will get cold - down to about 32. Tomorrow daytime will be mid 50's, but tomorrow evening will be about 29. Then Saturday night should be even lower - 24 degrees at night. The days will stay somewhat moderate, but the nights should be cold for the next few evenings. By a week from now the evenings should be above freezing. We'll see what happens.
This is just the way winter works here in central Texas.
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 I originally made it on Blogger as a free blog.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.
Yes the weather has been lovely, days in the mid 60-70, with an occasional 80 and almost 90 thrown in for good measure. The nights have been cool, upper 40-50's. But with lovely weather, lots of sunshine, the plants are growing. The peas have already started coming up, the fruit trees have had their flowers and we now have little apples appearing. Even the plus had lots of blossoms this year. If all goes well maybe we'll have plums later this year. We have a lot of blossoms on them right now. So the growing season is looking up.
The fruit trees we had in the green house, mainly citrus, developed blossoms while in there. Those are looking pretty good right now. Some of the citrus and the avocados that spent the winter outside in the ground did not fair well. We may have to pull them and either put them in pots and see if they survive or just consider them gone. If we have to pull them out, some of the fruit trees in pots will be put in the ground in their place. That's an …
We've had some warm, moist, humid, cool, stormy weather. Like that! We went from 60's to just above freezing, and back up to warm. We had dry, to humid, to rain, storms, and back to dry in the space of a week.
My garden is trying to grow with this warmth. I didn't really get to cut back my fruit trees, so we'll see how they do this year. The apply trees are full of blossoms and when I was out there today it was just buzzing with bees. The plum trees look like they are getting ready to blossom too. I'm not sure if I need a pollinator for the Santa Rosa plum, but I may look into that. We have yet to get any plums from it. Though we did get a couple one year, the bugs or something got to them before we could.
Last week since we have some dry days I turned up the soil in the veggie beds. This week I put in seed. I planted: beetbroccolicarrotonionpeasbeanssweet pepperswiss chardspinach
I need to get some lettuce planted too. This time I may put them in barrels instead of…