March 28th, 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.
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.
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?
Oldenkamp Zen House and Organic Garden Design
Michelle Hernandez and Carla Jean Oldenkamp