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Learning to Grow in Texas


Gardening in Texas is not like gardening in Iowa. But I'm figuring it out.

For one, fire ants. Evidently, they like the loose dirt I created in the garden beds. Thankfully, there are two ways to get rid of them organically:

1) Boiling water
2) This stuff

So it takes a bit more effort down south, but I suppose the reward is that my tomato plants are a foot tall in this warm weather.

Two new plants are emerging:



To get the yard as rid of these loathsome creatures as can be, Patti and I worked on the yard tonight, to spread anti-ant pellets and also something called Weed and Feed. Patti explained that this chases the ants into other yards. Good riddance, and tonight's solid rainfall is helping to activate the pellets. Suh-weet :)

Also, got my first sale today for the text timesheet feature of 247Toolset - a multi-state environmental cleanup firm. Very cool. Let's see how quickly these can line up.


by Brett Rogers, 4/2/2013 11:20:08 PM


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