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  • AC went out AGAIN. I think that makes 5 times so far this year.
    TXCG
    TXCG
    92 outside, 89 inside. If I die of heat stroke someone water my garden.
    queequeg152
    queequeg152
    fix it fix it fix it fix it
    oldsalty
    oldsalty
    Sucks nothing worse here in the south. Hope ya get it fixed. :)
    Apparently Texas now has a monsoon season
    queequeg152
    queequeg152
    i agree with the above.

    we always get stupid bad storms and along the gulf coast we get these micro storms coming off the gulf pretty much all summer... but these rainfall events where we are getting 6-11 inches? that shit is like once every 20 years usually.
    queequeg152
    queequeg152
    we have had 2 such extreeme rainfall events in the last 2 years.

    i should clarify that we never get rains like that that are NOT associated with a tropical depression/storm/hurricane or some such thing like that.
    geeme
    geeme
    Having grown up on the southeast of Houston, I've been through plenty of tropical depressions/storms and know what you're talking about. Yes, most often the "average" amount of rain hits, but I certainly remember years where flooding was very wide-spread due to day after endless day of rain. Still... I miss it!
    Our facilities people at work installed a water tap right next to our raised bed. Old one was 200 ft away across the parking lot. I owe somebody a 6 pack.
    Should I till this cedar mulch from 2013 into my raised bed or remove it before tilling?
    catherinew
    catherinew
    Don't till in the cedar mulch as it'll take a long time to decompose. Compost, leaves, worm castings are good to till in. Put the mulch in a bucket or plastic bag and use it for mulch on top only.
    TXCG
    TXCG
    Thanks Catherinew. I'll rake it off and remove it.
    Topsmoke
    Topsmoke
    this is a bit of an over simplification but, if you till in a heavy carbon source like wood chips it will tie up the nitrogen in the soil while it turns the wood into compost. Pull it aside, amend or refill the beds put the mulch back on and re-top with fresh mulch. I go for 3in but this is much disputed
    Can't decide if I want to try to cram 16 or 24 plants in one of my two 4x8 raised beds.
    AJ Drew
    AJ Drew
    Packing them too tight can decrease production of each plant but it will increase the variety you can grow. So it is really a matter of what you want.
    TXCG
    TXCG
    My main problem is the 2nd bed I got in our community garden has way crappier soil since the person never really amended it and I'm not sure how much good I can do in a month. Already ordered 24 plants a few weeks back though so got some decisions to make.
    moruga welder
    moruga welder
    increases chances of disease , air flow is good .
    This damned weather can't decide what it wants to do. 75 yesterday, 45 today. I just want to plant already!
    Chewi
    Chewi
    I hear you loud and clear!
    Damn time change has me all screwed up.
    frydad4
    frydad4
    Me too. I had dreams about missing my alarm. Couldn't sleep for crap!
    Phil
    Phil
    ditto
    hey tx just got out my cumari seeds you can have bout 5 or so if you ever need them got 100% germination on them
    Oh shit no I didn't see that. I'll have to go check that out if my paycheck went through today.
    Hey i don't know if you saw my post but there's a whiskey fest at Opal Divines tonight. Just thought you'd like to know.
    Hell yeah I did and they're the shit. Thanks Dick! Hard time typing and stuffing face at same time.
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