It is time to think of fall planted bulbs like tulips, daffodils etc. Here in our area of Texas, zone 7b, we like to chill our bulbs for a minimum of 8 weeks. The reason being that these bulbs need a soil temperature of 40 degrees F. or under for an uninterrupted period of time to bloom for the spring. We all know how erratic our winters can be so many have resorted to this chilling method. The bottom of your fridge is the best place to store them for the homeowner. You then plant them anytime in November or December.
Blumenflor is an affiliate with the above company and you are supporting us by shopping with them. The many different kinds of bulbs are unique and interesting to try in your flower gardens. Thinking spring in the fall is planning ahead for a beautiful spring flowerbed.
September is upon us. Here in west Texas you can feel the temperatures cooling down. From 95 F to 85 F is a big difference. We have had a hot summer with not too much rain. Our Texas Sage bush has been very true this summer and it bloomed usually 3 days before it rained. Last year it couldn’t keep up because it rained so much more than this year.
We finally quit procrastinating about putting a drip irrigation system into the vegetable garden. Best investment we have made. Less weeds, water right to the roots making for a good harvest of the best tasting veggies! We used a drip hose with regulated emitters every 12”. The lines are on top of the ground making for easy removal or just switching positions to accommodate for the garden tiller. Every row has an on and off valve to control the water needs of each row of different vegetables. Our local irrigation store was very helpful in assisting us with the right material. Sometimes we overthink a project, which was the case here. “Just do it” has become a motto around Blumenflor.
We are reaping our rewards of the garden with a no stress watering plan and a bountiful harvest. So far the watermelons are the best we ever tasted! Also the carrots, beets, black eyed peas, tomatoes , cucumbers etc.
We are now planning the fall garden. We love our seed supplier. They have so much valuable information.
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Happy gardening this coming fall!