Category Archives: How To Farm

Summer Harvest and Fall Preparation

Peak summer is here in central Texas. The cool weather crops have finished their run and the summer melons, cucumbers, and tomatoes are hitting full stride.  There’s a cantaloupe nestled in the vine at left.  We trellised some melons this … Continue reading

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Rapid Growth Toward Harvest

As the weather warms in April and May, the seedlings and transplants really take off.  To the left are potatoes.  We grew these under plastic, as you can see.  This made it difficult to hill the soil around the growing … Continue reading

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Spring Planting

Planting for the spring/summer season lasts about 3 months.  Cooler weather crops such as cabbage, lettuce, carrots, and broccoli are seeded and transplanted starting in mid February.  We plant in stages in order to spread out the harvest so we’re … Continue reading

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Fertilizing and Preparing Rows

The first few rows of the garden were amended for mineral deficiencies last year.  So the next step is preparing and spreading organic fertilizer.  We measured and marked off the rows and planted the first rows before our order of … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground

Late January, work began on the new garden expansion.  Our family garden of the past has great fertile soil but is too small for the vision of growing a surplus to sell.  The expansion is in a bermudagrass pasture so … Continue reading

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Starting Seeds

Mid January is the time to start seeds in the greenhouse for tomatoes and peppers we hope to harvest in June!  We’re also starting a variety of cool weather crops such as cabbage, broccoli, and leeks. We make our growing … Continue reading

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