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  1. Sherry Robitson

    Veg Showcase Mouse Melon

    I tried growing them here in Texas, but fruit would get about 1/4 inch long and then dry and fall. Any suggestions?
  2. Sherry Robitson

    Native North Dakotan

    I saw a visibale flake or two as I was working like mad to get pots into the green house. San Antonio had some build up, but Corpus and Houston had about 2 inches. Hmm so strange!
  3. Sherry Robitson

    Community Garden

    Kasalia that looks great! Love the flowers in the middle. Y’all have accomplished a lot in one season
  4. Sherry Robitson

    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Wow, so nice! wow, so nice!
  5. Sherry Robitson

    boggy bottoms

    How much sun does this area get?
  6. Sherry Robitson

    Native North Dakotan

    Hello from Texas Sharann. Bet you’re colder than we are right now!
  7. Sherry Robitson

    Community Garden

    To maintain certification as a Master Gardener a certain amount of volunteer hours Is required. The Helping Center Garden is just project among many. We work on Monday, Wednesday’s and Fridays. One man is the coordinator and then there is a lead on each day. I am theFriday lead. Most are retired...
  8. Sherry Robitson

    Community Garden

    I don’t know if this qualifies but I volunteer in a garden that provides fresh organic produce to a food bank. It is a project of the Texas Master Gardeners of which I am a member. None of the produce is sold or taken for personal use but all iss given to the food bank. It is a wonderful...
  9. Sherry Robitson

    Hello from mid north South Australia

    I toatally agree! Last fall-winter I grew an assortment of salad greens. I picked as we ate and the flavors and quality were so much better than what could be bought in the stores. I really grieved when the season was over! Besides I know it’s organic and healthy and so fresh!
  10. Sherry Robitson

    Hello from mid north South Australia

    Welcome....glad you are enjoying your life in the country. Sounds to me like you are getting pretty self sufficient to me. Glad yo are enjoying the country life. You will so enjoy this forum! Sjerry
  11. Sherry Robitson

    newbie from South America

    Welcome Hola. You will so enjoy this forum. There are people in this forum from everywhere! I luv e live Texas where I don’t get much rain. And the soil and water are very alkaline. Raised beds have been my key. I have gone to all raised beds and we harvest rain water. I look forward to seeing...
  12. Sherry Robitson

    Question Do you plant seeds or seedlings?

    If I only need a 2 or three of something I buy transplants. I like to start tomatoes and peppers in late January and do step up potting as the plants grow bigger. This gives a big head start because Texas heat is unpredictable and having larger plants out as sum as possible is a big plus. I can...
  13. Sherry Robitson

    Seed storage

    Thanks
  14. Sherry Robitson

    Seed storage

    Thanks for the good info!
  15. Sherry Robitson

    Growing from seed

    I love to grow squash, but the last few winters have not provided enough freeze to kill out pests in the ground thus squash borers have gotten uncontrollable. It’s very frustrating! i live in peach growing country but because of drought conditions and lack of chill hours the last few years...
  16. Sherry Robitson

    Seed storage

    I have heard conflicting methods for seed storage. Some say freeze and some say refrigerate. Any opinions?
  17. Sherry Robitson

    Growing from seed

    In Texas it gets hot so fast, I think our seasons are summer, summer, summer, Christmas...summer, summer,summer, Christmas. After July 4 tomatoes are over with, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants from seed are are started in January in the house or in a greenhouse.
  18. Sherry Robitson

    Keyhole gardens

    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
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    Keyhole gardens

    Yes, I am a senior citizen and the high beds help a lot.