Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Texas Storms Toplef10Texas Storms 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Texas Storms I22gcj10Texas Storms 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Texas Storms Toplef10Texas Storms 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Texas Storms I22gcj10Texas Storms 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Manure tea overwintered outside - is it safe to use?
by Mhpoole Today at 1:18 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie Yesterday at 9:26 pm

» Compost not hot
by Guinevere Yesterday at 5:33 pm

» What do I do with tomato plants?
by Guinevere Yesterday at 5:13 pm

» problems with SFG forum site
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:04 am

» Strawberries per square foot.
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:22 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:15 am

» April is Kids Gardening Month!
by sanderson 4/15/2024, 2:37 pm

» Creating A Potager Garden
by sanderson 4/15/2024, 2:33 pm

» N & C Midwest: March and April 2024
by Scorpio Rising 4/15/2024, 9:26 am

» Hi from zone 10B--southern orange county, ca
by dmal 4/14/2024, 12:34 pm

» Butter Beans????
by OhioGardener 4/13/2024, 5:50 pm

» Companion planting
by sanderson 4/13/2024, 4:24 pm

» First timer in Central Virginia (7b) - newly built beds 2024
by sanderson 4/13/2024, 4:16 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 4/10/2024, 1:43 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 4/10/2024, 1:37 pm

» Sacrificial Tomatoes
by Scorpio Rising 4/8/2024, 11:40 pm

» Anyone Using Agribon Row Cover To Extend The Growing Season?
by sanderson 4/8/2024, 10:28 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener 4/8/2024, 7:58 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by Turan 4/7/2024, 11:41 am

» Tomato Cages Redux
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 4/5/2024, 10:30 pm

» Testing Compost for Persistent Herbicide
by OhioGardener 4/5/2024, 4:08 pm

» SFG Journey: Table top garden bed.
by OhioGardener 4/4/2024, 2:58 pm

» Hey Y'all from 9B
by sanderson 4/4/2024, 1:24 pm

» Hi from San Diego's North County zone 10a
by sanderson 4/4/2024, 1:09 pm

» Long Time Square Foot Gardener
by Scorpio Rising 4/4/2024, 7:50 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 4/1/2024, 6:05 pm

» has55's R & D Journey- Metal Garden Beds
by has55 4/1/2024, 1:54 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by OhioGardener 3/31/2024, 8:28 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener 3/31/2024, 8:22 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Texas Storms

3 posters

Go down

Texas Storms Empty Texas Storms

Post  cin18868 4/11/2011, 7:54 pm

You out there in Texas; how do you protect your gardens from the storms and hail. We had some last night for about 15 minutes. Any larger or longer duration more damage would have been done. Should I put up row covers every time they predict bad storms?
avatar
cin18868

Female Posts : 10
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : Wichita Falls, TX

Back to top Go down

Texas Storms Empty Re: Texas Storms

Post  FarmerValerie 4/12/2011, 8:11 am

I really have no idea how those out in WTX do it, if it's not a drought it's wind. I know it's beautiful country, and I would love to get out there one day, but as far as living, I'm perfectly happy with the NE TX climate. I would love to live closer to the Longiview/Tyler area, or even Lake Palestine, but alas hubby is happy here.

Many here have hoop houses, and use the rebar in the ground as Mel mentions in his book, plus anchor them down to the boxes and that helps. Or you could build the cages that were shown in the book and put plastic cover over them, make them whole box size or put 2-4x4 boxes on and 8x4 bed. With wind like that you would need to attach them to the box though.

Unfortuantely, gardening, like farming, is a gamble. You just have to hope and pray and if you lose your crops you start over. Thank goodness we are working on a smal scale, and most here are willing to chip in with a few seeds to help those who suffer a loss to restart. Hopefully someone will hop in with more helpful ideas soon.

You can also check the Southwestern Desserts forum thread to see if anyone has any ideas there.

Oh and if I have not said Texas Storms 396615 , I'm saying it now!!!!


Last edited by FarmerValerie on 4/12/2011, 8:11 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : forgot to welcome)
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 57
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Texas Storms Empty Protecting SFG in storms

Post  GloriaG 4/12/2011, 9:22 am

I only have 4 small areas of SFG. When plants are smaller I toss a green row cover over them and put bricks around the edge to anchor it. Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, pole beans, cukes, I make sure are well tied to their supports. If they're still small enough, I'll also put a row cover over them to help protect from the hail.
avatar
GloriaG

Female Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-03-15
Location : Double Oak, TX Zone 8a

http://www.laketrailstudio.com

Back to top Go down

Texas Storms Empty Re: Texas Storms

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum