Eat Veggies, save the planet

Eagle Pass failure to inform
April 29, 2007, 8:18 pm
Filed under: eagle pass

The Austin American Statesman said that the main radio station in Eagle Pass never got the call that would have told them to send out a warning about the tornado. Does anyone know why? Hard to believe.

Austin is getting hot
April 29, 2007, 4:05 am
Filed under: gardening

The temperature today was a warm 82 so when I went out at 3pm I only watered my garden. The tomatoes are plum size.  The Japanese eggplants are almost ready to pick. The Blue Lake green beans are climbing up the fences. And I have peppers on my pepper plants. John bought me some pine straw and I will get out and mulch as soon as I can. It will be the first time I have mulched with pine straw. Previously I used alfalfa hay or leaves.  I have heard that the pine straw is reusable and doesn’t decompose so quickly.


austin and gardening at the end of April
April 27, 2007, 1:36 pm
Filed under: gardening

my gardenI pulled up my broccoli plants and dug up the bed. There were many worms and the dirt looked brown and loamy. I will plant my bush limas next week.

I took the plastic off 2 of my tomatoes cages and will see how that goes before pulling off the rest of the plastic. The cucumbers I planted last week are up so I planted the rest of the pack. And I planted radishes and beets too. Hope it is not too late. Everything is thriving.

I picked turnips, beets, lettuce and dug up the first of the new potatoes. I am in heaven.

tornado in Eagle Pass
April 26, 2007, 12:28 am
Filed under: eagle pass

A tornado passed though Eagle Pass, TX yesterday and did major damage. 11 people lost their lives. I looked online for a map since we have a building down there, but couldn’t see where it hit exactly. I looked online for information but found minimal. It was pretty devastating though. The schools in Eagle Pass were closed today.

growing vegetables
April 24, 2007, 8:51 pm
Filed under: gardening

My summer garden is almost planted now. The tomatoes, peppers, eggplants,and potatoes are at least half way there. The cucumbers, squash, zucchini and green beans are just beginning. And I will plant the lima beans and okra this week. We are eating beets., turnips, 4 kinds of lettuce, radishes, collards, broccoli and chard from my spring garden. The rain has been constant this spring and I have hardly had to water with the cholorinated city water. What a blessing!