I took a very big step this fall: I moved from Helena, Montana to Houston, Texas. I have been a Northern gardener for my entire life but I am very much looking forward to gardening year-round and experimenting with plants I could never grow in Montana. I have been here for two very eventful weeks!
- Picked up a copy of Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening at an estate sale for $5 ($40 new/$25 on Amazon). Bargain!
- Assessed the garden spaces around the house: clay soil, lots of black mulch. It does not drain well at all... we'll have to fix that.
- Picked a couple of pounds of pecans off the ground after a big storm with a bunch of other random people on the side of the roads near Sugar Land. Apparently this is a common thing?
- Visited the Urban Harvest farmer's market on Richmond, bought okra & eggplant (in October!!!), joined Urban Harvest, and bought their gardening book Year Round Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers for Metro Houston: A Natural Organic Approach Using Ecology, by Bob Randall.
- Visited Wabash Feed & Garden Store and Buchanan's Native Plants Nursery. Both were very cool and I will be returning to both stores for soil amendments, plant starts, seeds, and more.