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For all of us Homegrowners down here in the Lone Star State, this is our place.

Location: Austin, TX
Members: 16
Latest Activity: Apr 18

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What are you guys growing? 3 Replies

Hi, I'm growing beans, tomatoes , peppers and basil in the little postage stamp in my side yard, and a bunch of mint, peppers, tomatoes, chives and some flowering bushes in containers on the back…Continue

Started by David P. McMillen. Last reply by Erika H Apr 18.

Hey from Rosenberg! 4 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm need to the group and gardening. I'm starting a container garden this year and would love to know what y'all recommend. I have some store bought organic leeks and green onions that…Continue

Started by Nicole Carothers. Last reply by Nicole Carothers Mar 7.

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Comment by Deb Bryant on April 8, 2014 at 10:03am

Good morning, fellow Texans.  Is this cold weather ever going to leave?  I live just outside of Austin on 3 acres.  I started my seedlings 2 weeks ago and have corn, pole beans and peas coming up.  Also have a couple hardy jalapeno and yellow squash plantlings.  Last year, we tried a new raised bed garden.  We lined with mesh for weeds, and bought top soil, cow manure, etc.  Well, the plants all did well, but never produced.  Broccoli went to seed; does anyone have some good suggestions?  I was going to mix in all the ash from the woodstove from this winter, and try again. 

Comment by David Barrow on January 2, 2013 at 3:08pm

Hey all - we are doing great things in Austin. My backyard garden consists of fennel, greens, lemongrass, nasturtium, strawberries and more. We are also documenting the future of ATX growth - check it out and share please http://www.homegrown.org/video/farm-city-state-trailer

Comment by Nicholas Linzenmeyer on October 17, 2012 at 10:24am

Well, I know it's been a while, but my wife and I moved to a new house across town with a much bigger back yard AND full sun!  Plans for the new garden are under way.  More updates to come, but let me just say this:

Large fenced off garden, fruit trees/shrubs, small chicken coop, and compost operation...

...and that's just the beginning.

Comment by David P. McMillen on May 17, 2012 at 10:20pm

I have a pepper growing, bush beans bustin out, and the tomatoes are getting huge! Had to repot a few to bigger pots today. Looking for a good yield this year. I have a variety of mints growing like crazy now too. Hope we keep on getting rain, I water my in ground garden, and a lot of my stuff is in containers, so I'm not as dependent on it, but we still need the rain. Waiting to see how the summer heat affects the crop this year.

Comment by Nicholas Linzenmeyer on May 16, 2012 at 11:30am

My first jalapeno is almost ready to pick!  Seems like it took a bit longer than normal, but hey, at least i've got one...now i can make some salsa!

Comment by David P. McMillen on March 28, 2012 at 9:49pm

Getting some rain up here in Copperas Cove, got a bunch of seedlings started and have to transition them outside now. Here's hoping the rain keeps coming!

Comment by TerriLinz on March 13, 2012 at 9:48pm

We got 3 1/2 this week and our lake is coming back up.  Everything is starting to look green and healthy.

Comment by Nicholas Linzenmeyer on March 12, 2012 at 11:50am

Got over 2" of rain this weekend down here in Austin!  We've got over 15" of rain so far this year, and man did we need it!  Everybody else get some rain too?

Comment by TerriLinz on March 8, 2012 at 5:36pm

I always look at garage sales but grocery store, walmart and other stores still have them.  Estate sales can be a great resource as well.

Comment by Nicholas Linzenmeyer on March 8, 2012 at 9:57am

I am also a member of the food preservation group, hoping that i might be able to learn about doing some pickling, preserves, jams, etc.  does anyone here know where i am able to get those old mason jars.  my mom used to have a number of them, and i know that is what i can use for these food ideas.  any tips would be great since i am literally an idiot about this stuff.  thanks.

 

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