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Funky Chicken Coop Tour 2012

Get egg-citing tips to raise chickens of your own with Michelle Hernandez and Carla Jean Oldenkamp from the Austin Funky Chicken Coop tour. Take a tour of Carla's Zen Hen House and organic vegetable garden. Daphne Richards notes when to fertilize plants and lawn. Her pick of the week: Texas maroon bluebonnet. Trisha Shirey transitions winter crops to summer's harvests.

Originally aired February 25th, 2012 (Rebroadcast March 31st, 2012)

Plant of the Week: Maroon bluebonnet

texas maroon bluebonnet

Tips of the Week

  • Plant shade and ornamental trees, shrubs, grapes, fruit trees, nut trees, perennials.
  • Plant oregano, chives, thyme, cat mint.
  • Prune and fertilize roses.
  • Prune and fertilize trees.
  • Prune woody perennials.
  • Dig weeds!
  • Divide fall-blooming perennials.
  • Top existing beds with compost.
  • Start prepping summer vegetable beds with new compost.
  • Plant beets, collards, kohlrabi, radish, and turnips.

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Question of the Week

How and when should I fertilize my shrubs, trees, and perennials?

Featured Garden

Oldenkamp Zen House and Organic Garden Design

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