Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quote for Today

"I know the whole saying for Waco is “Keep Waco, Wacko” but let me tell you, there is NOTHING “wacko” about Waco. There IS, however, something WEIRD about Austin, hence their “Keep Austin Weird” catchphrase."
- The Vintage Modern Wife

Agree?  Disagree?  Leave a comment below.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Waco Gardening: January

Peas on Earth Postcards
Peas on Earth Postcards by GAZoomIn

January may not seem like a great time for gardening, but there's actually some stuff you can plant outdoors now, and a lot you can get started indoors.

Direct Seed/Use Sets:

Peas (until the 15th)
Onion (sets)**

Plant Inside To Transplant Later:

Lettuce (Head, not Leaf)
Pak Choi
Pepper (Hot or Sweet)
Squash (starting Jan 16)

*The Central Texas Community Garden Manual doesn't list Jan as a time you can plant Cilantro...but I've had it sprout in Jan before. And I've heard of people up north overwintering these in the snow, so it's not likely a frost would kill it.  And getting this in early means you might actually get enough to use before it gets warm and bolts.  They can be tucked between items that are slower growers.

**The Central Texas Community Garden Manual says plant seeds indoors.  I've put out onion sets straight outside in January before and they did fine. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free "Mystery Kit" for Kids at Lowes

Saturday, January 12, 2013, Lowes Build and Grow Clinic will feature Mystery Kits.  You don't know what you will get, but should be fun!  You can sign up HERE.