Now is the time to prep and activate your soil for fall, especially with the rain. If you find that water runs off the soil and doesn’t soak in easily, apply a soil activator to help improve soil permeability and feed the living microorganisms in the soil. Add soil activators such as organic compost, molasses, seaweed, bat guano, or organic all purpose like @microlife. There are many options. Our favorite amendment is recycled mushroom blocks. They help with decomposing woody mater in the soil and help with water retention. You can pick them up in 12 locations throughout Central Texas by signing up at CentralTexasMycology.org
Join us for our September class Zilker botanical Garden and online to learn the what, when, why, and how of organic fertilizers. We will be joined by experts from @tillerystplantco , @wildrootorganic and @locoal.life!
OTHER GARDEN TASKS
Cover any bare soil if you haven’t already with mulch or even cardboard. We love sheet mulching and this helps keep down any weeds and the worms love the cardboard.
Continue to use seaweed as things are hot and do weekly foliar sprays with liquid seaweed to provide plants with hormones and nutrients needed for heat stress and to prevent disease and pests.
Don’t forget to collect deadhead flowering plants.
It’s also a good time to start composting because leaves are starting to fall because of the drought. We like to trench compost by digging in between rows and putting our plant matter from the spring/summer season in the pathways with
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