Hello Central Texans!
I have been stalking Permies off and on now for probably a few years, as I got into learning about permaculture about 5-6 years ago. I grew up in Eagle Lake, TX, and finally bought a house with a 1 acre lot in Guadalupe County, east of San Antonio. So, I have finally been able to start planting and wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I figured this is the best place to do it! I'm looking forward to learning about what is working for others in central Texas. I have found it difficult to find good resources on these topics for our area and noticed that some of you have quite a bit going on perma-wise.
I am off of the Edwards Plateau, so I do not have to work with the limestones, but have a deep heavy black clay on my property, often called, gumbo, or could also be Houston or Beaumont clay. When I moved in late last summer there were cracks I could slip my hand into and nearly an ankle! The soil has been difficult to work, but was actually pretty rewarding through my small winter garden.
That's where I'm at in a nutshell. Again, looking forward to learning with you!