Turning Lawn into Backyard Food & Flowers | Central Texas Gardener

Turning Lawn into Backyard Food & Flowers | Central Texas Gardener

From food to flowers, Don Iden’s always up for a challenge. In a typical backyard, he and Jana Beckham cultivate over 100 species, many grown from seed. Find out how they rotate vegetables between seasons and how flowers attract pollinators. They also grow several fruit trees in buckets to protect in winter. Get their tomato tips to fertilize, tie up, and protect from birds.

17 Comments

  1. Frank Rizo on July 26, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.
    I see you have dogs. What fertiliser do you use, especially for new plantings, that the pups do not dig up and eat?
    I started using Espoma fertiliser for flowering plants, but it has stuff in it that my dogs love. So, they dig it all out. There go my new plants.
    Also, how do you keep the dogs outside of the flower beds?

  2. Roxana Nunez on July 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Such a beautiful garden 🌷🌹🌱🥬

  3. Styx62 Ga on July 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Outstanding design A+

  4. Leo Joseph on July 26, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Really Impressive Set Up! I’m in McKinney and trying to start a small fruit/vegetable garden. Your yard is great and inspiring. Did you get any hassle from city ordinance? Are you considering a water catchment system?

  5. Pretty Bird on July 26, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    How many birds and squirrels have died in your neck lady?? Why wouldn’t you want to share a little bit of your Harvest which nature?

  6. MD D on July 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    He’s like me. I baby my plants.

  7. H. K. Lee on July 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I’m growing food in my backyard in Austin TX. I wish they would be my neighbors. Great looking!!

  8. shakka65 on July 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Beautiful garden! Birds peck at your tomatoes because they are thirsty. Place water out and they will likely leave your tomatoes alone.

  9. Linda N on July 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Just one word

  10. Sophie11121 on July 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    A lovely yard — you’ve done a very nice job with it —

  11. TheJett1904 on July 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful garden! Word to the wise… Get rid of the wandering Jew or keep it thinned. It will take over everything. Sharing your misery with the mosquitoes here in Houston. Take care!

  12. Linda N on July 26, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Gorgeous 😊

  13. Diana Connors on July 26, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Beautiful homestead. 👍

  14. xfalsetruth06x on July 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Dwight k shrute

  15. ป้อมซังเกษตรสร้างชีวิต on July 26, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Great video! I’m going to plant a fall garden for the first time

  16. Jeremy Ksor on July 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I’m Montagnard indigenous , I love garden, vegetables provide food for family . You garden so beautiful .

  17. freddie naputi on July 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Awesome collection

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