Giving Back to the Community: A School Garden Project

Two weeks ago I was invited to speak to the students of North Texas Leadership Academy in Keller about how to plan and build a garden. After speaking with them and sharing what I knew they showed me the area designated to be their garden. This area was a water run off zone where a shed had been placed right in the middle of the water flow. The WHOLE area is a saturated mud pit! I knew it would not be a feasible location for gardening or even walking without getting muddy, so I spoke to them on how to […]

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Spring pruning maintenance schedule Texas

Garden Maintenance Schedule for February and March

*Apply  [Powdered] Corn Gluten Meal at 20 lbs per 1000 sq feet to your lawn and bed area (after it is cleaned up) to control broad leaf weeds—if this is a concern. ( This year you may have already done this) Always remember that  whatever else you are putting down ( soil, compost, mulch etc)–the corn gluten meal must be on top to work. FYI– never trim during rainy weather-it can cause disease in the cuts – trim on dry days — temperatures should be ok for you to be outside — so between 35 degrees  & up while you […]

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Organic Garden

Why Organic?

The difference between organic and chemical fertilizers The Words—against chemical fertilizer When you use chemical fertilizer you are throwing out a carrier (some kind of salt) with a chemical on it then you water this into the soil and a small amount (about 2%) is absorbed into the rhizosphere (the zone around the roots) the rest of the chemical continues to drain through the soil until it hits the water table. This is known as water pollution the #1 reason against using chemicals. (We need to drink water) Chemical fertilizers negatively impact the soil web by killing off portions of […]

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