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Garden East Side Compost Pedellars

Will Pedal for Compost - July 12th, 2014

Meet food plants new on our horizon, like Yacón, Gynura and Oca with Jay Beard, organic grower at Lone Star Nursery. On tour, the East Side Compost Pedallers spare the landfill by cycling to pick up neighborhood compostables to nourish soil at local farms and community gardens. Daphne explains how to pep up your own compost pile. Her Plant of the Week is native perennial giant coneflower, Rudbeckia maxima, that attracts native bees to its flower…

Lorig Hawkins

Top Tips for Growing Vegetables - January 29th, 2015

In the ultimate hands-on guide to organic homegrown food, Trisha Shirey tackles tips to make it easy in her new book, Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest.  On tour, Lorig Hawkins, Farm Director at Farmshare Austin, explains how they keep crops healthy and why they’re teaching aspiring young farmers and filling empty dinner plates. Daphne answers: Should I foliar feed or root feed my plants? Since it’s rose planting time, check out her Plant of…

Curt Arnette

Garden Design for the Future - January 22nd, 2015

Explore the future of landscape architecture with Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture students Ixchel Granada and Aaron Kotwal.  On tour, landscape architect Curt Arnette restored habitat as he sculpted land, directed water, and gave artistic notice for the family’s outdoors connection. Daphne answers: When and why do we add compost?  Plus, find out how to grow her Plant of the Week, native Mexican plum, a small tree that bursts with…

garden richard and ally

Deer-proof Succulents - March 29th, 2014

Beat the deer, drought, and cold with succulents on Eric Pedley’s list from East Austin Succulents. On tour, Ally and Richard Stresing tackled flooding to grow organic food, native plants, and raise chickens in a raccoon-proof henhouse.  Daphne explains when to plant tomatoes to avoid freeze damage. There’s no worry about freeze damage on her pick of the week, cold-hardy Satsuma orange ‘Orange Frost.’ Trisha flavors things up with tips on growin…

Resources

Shade Plant List by Jon Hutson Tillery Street Plant Company

over the course of a few years. For this reason, some people prefer to keep it in large pots. Prefers a good rich deep soil and regular water. Farfugium japonicum Gigantea (Formerly Ligularia, Giant Leopard Plant) Z 7-10. To 4′. Leaves to over a foot wide. Topped in late summer with foot tall stalks of yellow daisy like flowers. Primarily grown for its impressive leaf foliage, the blooms almost seem like just a bonus. Prefers a deep rich so…

Deer and Cold Proof Succulents

Deer and cold proof succulents Eric Pedley East Austin Succulents Shade to part sun Squid agave (Agave bracteosa) Echeveria agavoides & Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy‘ (morning sun) Sun, some shade okay Variegated Queen Victoria agave (Agave victorae-reginae ‘Variegata’) Compact Queen Victoria agave (Agave victoria-reginae ‘Compacta’) Agave parryi var. truncata Sun Saguaro cactus Ocotillo Beavertail cactus  (Opuntia basi…

Brown Patch

by John Dromgoole Brown Patch This disease, brown patch, is also known as Rhizoctonia and what is does is it starts out and starts dying in the grass and sometimes there a little halo almost, like a smoke right around the growing part. You see it growing out in your lawn out there. People start bombarding it with pesticides and other chemicals not knowing really what it is. But if you’v…

Homemade fertilizers and fungicides

…helps stimulate roots, like potassium does. Then, it’s got all that sugar! The sugar feeds the soil microorganisms. Pour your dregs onto your plants or onto the compost pile. If you want to make a soil or compost drench, use 4 parts soda to 1 part water. Blackstrap molasses: Use 2 tablespoons to a gallon of water as a soil drench to feed the soil microorganisms. You can also use a granular form. But the liquid blackstrap molasses is something…