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Taylor, TX (after Aug. 3, 2015
Jul 4, 2015 5:30 AM CST
|And a Happy Fourth of July to you. My husband and I will be moving to the Taylor, TX area the end of July/beginning of August. After we get unpacked I will be looking to see what, if anything, I need to do to improve the yard - possibly quite a bit. I am coming from southwestern Indiana, where if you stick a "slip" in the ground, it will take root and grow very happily, thank you. I have no doubt that gardening in Taylor will be quite different. My first two questions are: 1 - at what time of year should I plant tomatoes, and 2 - at what time of year should I plant green pole beans? I realize that these are trivial questions, but I do love a good home-grown tomato (beefsteaks are my favorite) and I love to grow and eat my own beans. More questions - is there a type of "weed and feed" fertilizer for lawns in the area, or is that something that is not done there? I have no idea of the grasses that are used for yards. I lived in Colorado for 49 years, grew blue grass in the front yard and fescue in the back. Used weed and feed and watered (following the water restrictions to the letter) and had a great looking and healthy yard. Plants for the area (6,000 ft. altitude) were readily available and did very well. I am hoping to have good luck in Taylor. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Elaine Qualley|
Jul 4, 2015 5:54 AM CST
| Elaine. There is a Texas Gardening Forum moderated by @Bubbles whose name is Sandi and who happens to live in Austin. Using her avatar name will clue her in to your post here. Texas is big, but I think there are several members close to Taylor. I'm well north of you now, but I lived in Austin for a long time. I think in Taylor you will find good soil to work with. It's different from the hill country west of Austin, more farming and less ranching land there. I think the most likely lawn grass will be St. Augustine. It's widely grown and does especially well in mild winter locations.|
Happy 4th to you. I hope someone brings around some Elgin sausage to help you celebrate!
Jul 4, 2015 9:12 AM CST
|Also, you might want to check out the Garden Planting Calendar here for your area: |
(It's the first item in the "Goodies" link in the blue column on the left.)
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Jul 4, 2015 6:29 PM CST
|Welcome! I live a few miles South of Austin|
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
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Jul 4, 2015 6:58 PM CST
|Elaine, welcome to ATP and welcome to Texas.|
Jul 4, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Hope you enjoy both new homes; your house in Taylor, Texas and your new home here on ATP.
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Taylor, TX (after Aug. 3, 2015
Jul 5, 2015 4:52 AM CST
|Many thanks to all of you who took the time to read my post and reply. I do appreciate you all taking the time to do so. I am really looking forward to Taylor. Thanks again. Elaine|
Jul 5, 2015 6:59 AM CST
|Can't help with your questions, but wanted to say Hi and Welcome!|