2016 garden plot plan

A Tour of My Garden

Like I said before, my garden is about 900 square feet, or 28 feet by 33 feet. It didn’t start out that way, so don’t let that scare you.  I started in the early 1990’s with a 5 foot by 8 foot space on the north side of my house.  It grew larger each year, and when we moved to my current 1 acre homestead, I staked out the 30×30 foot area. Even then, I only cultivated less than half that space in the beginning, and changed the layout from year to year. Your garden can be whatever size suits you,[…]

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Green Bell Peppers

About the Zone 9 Gardener Blog

The Zone 9 Gardener is about gardening in hot and humid Texas Zone 9.      There are lots of blogs and gardening websites, but many of them do not relate to this area. Either they start the planting season too late, or give up on gardening too early; gardening in south Texas can be a year-round effort.      This blog will focus specifically on Zone 9 and year-round gardening. Since I actively cultivate a 900 square-foot garden, I have the experience to tell you when to plant what, and how to care for your plantings so that you get the[…]

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