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    I HATE TEXAS - pepper weevils/maggots!!!!

    Let me get this straight...you want an internet link placed on every veggie plant you purchase telling you what could happen and how to prepare for it? LOL. Imagine what that would costo_O LOL!
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    I HATE TEXAS - pepper weevils/maggots!!!!

    I have to admit, the thread title was very much counter to my personal beliefs. I Love Texas. I love everything about it, including the challenges of growing terrific veggies in our climate.
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    Did I overcrowd my broccoli and spinach?

    LOL, snow adds to the flavor of broc here in my part of East Texas as long as it isn't accompanied by temps below 20 deg. Agree w/headfullobees
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    Did I overcrowd my broccoli and spinach?

    Yes, IMO way too crowded on the broc. I'd say only one or at most two in that size pot for broc. The spinach you might be able to get by with three per pot but no more than that.
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    Just to add that country home feel to growing your herbs

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Tumbling Tom: https://bonnieplants.com/product/tumbling-tom-red-tomato/ and Cherry Cascade: http://www.tomatogrowers.com/CHERRY-CASCADE-HYBRID/productinfo/5217/
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    Just to add that country home feel to growing your herbs

    The key is picking a variety suited to that container. The "Tumbling Tom" is a good one and "Cherry Cascade" another. Personally I'd rather grow them the old fashioned way, but for limited space and/or novelty the hanging basket in full sun works.
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    Just to add that country home feel to growing your herbs

    It is actually very easy....and very commonly done around here. The cherry tomato variety is best suited for hanging baskets in my experience and upside down plantings.
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    History of nitrogen fixing in some plants

    Here's an example of just recently planted peas in this year's onion row and also the peas previously planted in carrot/radish/turnip row. You can see old discarded onions. Cover crops until fall. I also love to use beans...green and pintos for soil building...and of course eating:
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    What did you do in your garden today?

    Today I triple planted crowder peas in a harvested potato row as a cover crop for winter planting. For lunch, I put on a bigg Texas sized pot of green beans and new potatoes and onions for lunch...going to be a great day!
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    History of nitrogen fixing in some plants

    I've been doing this successfully for many, many years. I use beans and all kinds of cow peas in spring and summer and use clovers, vetch, and small grains in fall and winter. My garden soil is NEVER, EVER bare...if it isn't producing crops, it is being replenished by N2 providing cover crops...
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    What did you do in your garden today?

    First day of the season to pick green beans. Looks like a good crop in the making...and a big pot of new potatoes and green beans in my near future.
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    Heathy to dead Grapes in 2-weeks

    Reminder I have sandy loam soil...your clay may retain water much more and hence require less.
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    Fish emulsion

    I use it regularly in my veggie garden...onions, tomatoes, corn all thrive with fish emulsion. Lawn? No, I have never understood the concept or need to encourage lawn grass to grow and have to mow more often. Never fertilize lawn around here. :)
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    Heathy to dead Grapes in 2-weeks

    Of course it depends on rain and whether the vines are established or not. For established vines, weekly to a depth of about 12 inches. Less after fruit set. For new vines, I like to hit them three times a week during summer...they just don't do well without water until they get that root...
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    hello from south mississippi

    Welcome Ken . I understand your heat and humidity and experience same here in east Texas. I use cattle panels for various things but never a green house....interesting idea...but curious about using a green house in summer growing conditions? The pollination, over temps, and water would seem...
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