san antonio gardening

jlandry_indiansFebruary 17, 2013

Couple of questions about gardening in San Antonio. I started a vegetable garden last spring. It is 15X30 and I use a honda Fr600 to till it. 1. What should I add to the soil? I put peet moss and compost in it last fall. 2. With the furrow attachment on the tiller it can go deeper or shallower, Which is better? Also, do I use the wings on the furrower? What is their purpose? What is a good source to tell me when to plant things?

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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Jerry Parson's Bexar County reccommended vegetables for spring.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spring vegetables

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 10:10AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Come join us at the spring plant swap. Even if you don't have anything to swap. There are always people who will share. And we love to meet other gardeners and plant lovers.

Here is a link that might be useful: San Antonio S.A.P.S. swap in April

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 10:17AM
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southofsa

That's a really nice chart Plantmaven linked too. I like how it gives recommendations for specific varieties that do well in this area.

As for some of your other questions-
1. You really can't tell without a soil test what specific amendments your garden might need, though adding compost is never a bad idea in my opinion.

2. There's many people that would disagree, but other than when I'm establishing a new bed, I don't till. I think it disrupts the soil layers that form, and promotes weed growth by exposing weed seeds to light. I do use a U bar digger to break up the soil a bit before I plant. I'll link to a website to explain in more depth if you're interested.

Good luck with your garden - hope you can make the swap!

Lisa

Here is a link that might be useful: No till vegetable gardening

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 10:28PM
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