of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a square foot house! That's a lot of free water. These cisterns collect rainwater from a nearby roof and when the tanks are full water is dispersed through a gravity-fed drip system that irrigates crops.
Epsom salt as fertilizer, pest deterrent, and seed starter, enhance quality of shrubs and lawn. Also, plant Marigolds with your veggies/herbs. For tomatoes bulbs: 1 cup epsom salt and 1 cup of granulated sugar along with a few eggshells into the hole.
Mulch prevents the hot drying Texas sun and wind from causing rapid evaporation from the soil surface. This reduces soil cracking. Since most roots absorb water and nutrients close to the soil surface, cracking will tear roots and stress the plants.
Decomposing coffee grounds release Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus and other Minerals to the soil for growing healthy plants that need/love these nutrients (IE. tomatoes, peppers, and more). - My Gardening Path
Arabian Jasmine Yellowing: There may be more than one problem with this plant. First, it appears to be growing in very hot location. This plant does better in your area with relief from the afternoon sun. The rock mulch is also very hot and causes the heat to reflect onto the plant increasing the heat load. You might want to use a more organic mulch. The yellowed leaves with green veins are a sure sign of chlorosis, usually lack of iron. Provide a well balanced fertilizer and a product known…