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Betty Saenz
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  • Leander, Texas
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Organic Green Salad with Herbs & Cheese

It is getting too hot in Central Texas for most lettuce and greens but herbs are still strong. When it gets too hot the lettuces will "bolt" or go to seed. They send out flower stems which later become seeds and the tender, sweet greens become bitter. I took an organic packaged mixed greens salad from HEB Plus in Leander and added fresh, just snipped organic herbs which included Texas tarragon, parsley, 2 kinds of basil and dill from my organic front yard garden. I added some white crumbled…See More
May 25, 2009
Betty Saenz commented on Betty Saenz's blog post 'My Globe Artichokes are FINALLY Budding Out!!!'
"I had to wait about 2 years and that was from young plants, not seed. Now, I am very motivated to plant more!! I love artichokes and they are beautiful plants and flowers. I think I should have put more compost and coffee grounds on them from the…"
May 25, 2009
melissa krone commented on Betty Saenz's blog post 'My Globe Artichokes are FINALLY Budding Out!!!'
"how long did you have to wait? I've just started globe artichokes from seed, and I know I'm in for a long wait."
May 25, 2009
Betty Saenz posted a blog post

My Globe Artichokes are FINALLY Budding Out!!!

After years, my globe artichokes finally budding out. They are beautiful plants I bought locally here in Leander, Texas at a nursery that has since closed. This was my first venture growing these. I don't know why they aren't more popular garden fare here. I understand California has mostly cornered the market on commercial artichoke growing. I want more artichoke plants now. The foilage alone is beautiful, I love to eat artichokes and as an added…See More
May 24, 2009
Carol replied to Betty Saenz's discussion 'Gardening in Texas' in the group SW Gardeners
"It seems we are back to drought conditions in Texas this year. We use lots of mulch and soaker hoses and drip irrigation. North Texas may be in a little better shape this year than the Austin area. Texas growing can be tough. I was spoiled when I…"
Mar 18, 2009

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Cube Farmer, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, 100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
Sustainable living, urban organic gardener, misplaced country farm / ranch girl, equestrian, animal lover, Native Texan, walker, bicycle rider, EcoBroker, REALTOR- into all shades of GREEN
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
new potatoes with oregano, zuchinni with hamburger & onions
Currently reading:
The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
Currently listening to:
Gypsy Kings, Bob Dylan
My latest DIY project:
Xeriscaping my front yard and adding foodscaping with veggies, fruit trees all the while putting the environment first using organic methods, saving water, interspersing natives.
Web site I recommend:
http://BettySellsAustin.com

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Organic Green Salad with Herbs & Cheese

It is getting too hot in Central Texas for most lettuce and greens but herbs are still strong. When it gets too hot the lettuces will "bolt" or go to seed. They send out flower stems which later become seeds and the tender, sweet greens become bitter. I took an organic packaged mixed greens salad from HEB Plus in Leander and added fresh, just snipped organic herbs which included Texas tarragon, parsley, 2 kinds of basil and dill from my organic front yard garden. I added some white crumbled… Continue

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 7:16pm

My Globe Artichokes are FINALLY Budding Out!!!

After years, my globe artichokes finally budding out. They are beautiful plants I bought locally here in Leander, Texas at a nursery that has since closed. This was my first venture growing these. I don't know why they aren't more popular garden fare here. I understand California has mostly cornered the market on commercial artichoke growing. I want more artichoke plants now. The foilage alone is beautiful, I love to eat artichokes and as an added… Continue

Posted on May 24, 2009 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

MORE Veggies Today

McIntye's in Georgetown this am- bought purple cabbage, spinach, several varieties of lettuce, strawberries, oriental greens- several varieties, arugula, dill seeds, radish seeds- diggin' out more water hog, useless St. Augustine (carpet) grass to grow more edibles right in my front yard.

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 4:24pm

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