[gardeners] Welcome from Texas

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 23:36:09 -0500

Hi Vlado,
    I'm from Texas and would like to welcome you to the list. I garden
about 1/3 of an acre in vegetables, and the rest of our four acres in
native grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees as a wildlife habitat. Our
soil is a light brown sandy loam, slightly acidic. It is very fertile.
We average between 35-40 inches of rain annually. Highest temperatures
this past summer were 110F. Last winters lowest temperature was 25F. Our
most productive growing seasons are from March to June and from mid
September to the middle of November. I grow tomatos, potatos, corn,
beans, squash, peppers, peanuts, carrots, okra, watermelons, muskmelons,
cucumbers, garlic, lettuce, several kinds of peas, and collard and
mustard greens as a substitute for spinach in the Spring garden. Fall
garden vegetables are potatos, tomatos, peppers, squash, onions,
carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, Brussels sprouts, broccoli,
collard and mustard greens, lettuce, pumpkins, and cucumbers.
     The limiting factor in the Spring-Summer gardening season is heat.
The limiting factor in the Fall growing season is the occurrence of the
first freeze.
    We live in the south eastern portion of central Texas, about 40
miles from Austin, the state capitol. Our approximate latitude and
longitude is 30N x 97W.
    Tell us about your garden crops and climate, etc. We will all be
very interested to hear from you.
    Welcome from Texas,
    Bastrop Co.,Tx.