A few weeks ago, I planted 16 blackberry plants along the west side of the shop building. I got these from a group buy from some members of the North Texas Vegetable Gardeners facebook group. I had to drive to Denton to pick them up, but they only cost me $3 each. I have 4 each of the following varieties:
- Ouchita – Thornless
- Navaho – Thornless
- Apache – Thornless
- Triple Crown – Thornless
I’ll plant fruit trees right next to them later this winter.
I put some onion transplants in the ground today, 1/6/2018.
We had almost 0.75″ of rain today.
We haven’t had much rain in the past 30 days.
I collect tree leaves in bins made out of welded wire fencing. The bins of leaves will just sit for a few years and break down over time into nice compost. When I need to mulch the vegetable beds, I get leaves from the bins and create several inches of covering over the soil of the vegetable beds to keep the moisture and heat regulated. Here is a picture of the bins storing leaves.
I advertise on local social media that I’ll pick up bagged leaves: http://gallistead.com/free-leaf-pick-up-service-in-princeton-texas/
This is a good recycle / reuse program, since my city doesn’t pickup leaves. Citizens have to resort to burning them, hauling them to the dump themselves, or wait for every-other-month bulk pickup service, which just takes them to the dump.