Time for digging and getting ready to plant
1) Drip irrigation is just as good for the weeds as it is your plants.
Solution this year (I Think): Will use a heavy cover (tarp-like) to help keep weeding chores down. The drip irrigation was too valueable in this hot texas summer.
2) Ants love egg plant, who would have thought.
Solution (I Think): Will spray with molasses several times. I will let you all know if this works.
3) 2.5 gal/ hour is not good enough for trees when on the same timer as the garden.
Solution: I will double it this year.
4) Bermuda grass sucks.
Solution: More burning and soil forking the roots out.
5) Intensive gardening is a really bad idea on virgin soil whose last supported plants was bermuda grass.
Solution: same as #1... not intensive gardening.
6) Need better soil.
Solution: more compost... and as money permits will have several yards of good soild truked in.
All in all I had some decent returns. I also got lazy toward the end. Those well watered weeds and the texas drought resulting in lower returnes... wore me out. Can you say Farmers market.