8 thoughts on “Fruit and Vegetable Garden in Austin, TX – #1

    newharmony85

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    I love those screens you have. Did you make those your self?

    214noe

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    Nice garden, you know that the big yellow flowers are edible and tasty.

    E M

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    @kishabynum

    Yes, the summer heat will kill just about everything but peppers. Rule of thumb, I try to plant my spring garden on President's Day (around mid-Feb). By June/July, the heat will kill most of your plants without a ton of water. I use rainwater until I'm out and then just call it quits for the summer. Then, around mid-to-late Sept, I'll plant a winter crop with things like lettuce, swiss chard, brocolli, potatoes, and anything else that likes the cold weather. Hope this helps!

    Kisha B

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    Hi. I live in North Texas and I would like to grow a veggie garden. You have such a bountiful garden! I was wondering about your growing season. I can't seem to get anything started because the heat just kills everything. When do you set plants out? When do you call it quits for the summer? Do you do late season (late Aug-Sep) plantings? If you do, when do you have to call it quits in the winter? Thanks!!

    The656

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    nice garden

    E M

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    Hello,

    Not everything was grown from seeds, but most of it was.

    I think the cauliflower, brocolli, and strawberries were from starter plants from a local nursery.

    It is actually a pretty simple setup. Used a few 4"x4"x12' boards to make the raised bed. Then used standard chicken wire and 1"x2"x8' boards to border the wire. Everything was bought from a local hardware store in Austin.

    Tidnull

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    wow i hope i can have one like this in the future. the way you set up the watermelons was genius!

    Becky Smith

    (June 12, 2019 - 9:49 am)

    What a great garden you have! It looks very lush and healthy…Love the way you have it set up. That was a good tidbit about starting the carrots…Will be using that in the future. 🙂

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