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2015_Day 151: Beans giving one last hurrah

While I don’t really expect to see any actual beans growing from the decimated bean plants in my garden, it’s nice to see a few green leaves and flowers rise up out of the brown stalks. Continue reading

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2015_Day 140: Seeing yellow, I thinkĀ 


I may be a little paranoid, but I think my cucumber leaves are turning yellow. Or at least the tops of them. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so I’m wondering if that’s the culprit. Or maybe it’s just that the younger leaves are yellow and will turn darker green as they mature. Continue reading

2015_ Day 118: Veggies harder to grow this year

Caterpillars or some type of fruitworm loving on my tomatoes?

Caterpillars or some type of fruitworm loving on my tomatoes?


I didn’t expect growing vegetables to necessarily be easy here in central Texas. And it isn’t. Neither the peas nor beans seem to be thriving; in fact, the peas look like they’re burning up. At the same time, I’m not sure what’s wrong with the beans. Continue reading

2015_Day 108: Garden, one month in

Peas and beans.

Peas and beans.

It’s been four weeks since I planted my garden. One month, and everything, thankfully, has survived. By this time next month, I hope to be eating peas, beans and maybe cucumbers.
Tomatoes and sweet red peppers.

Tomatoes and sweet red peppers.

Cherry tomatoes and some lettuce.

Cherry tomatoes and some lettuce.

Cucumbers, onions, chives and basil.

Cucumbers, onions, chives and basil.

2015_Day 104: Something bad happening to beans

Some bean leaves have holes, while others have brown and yellow, almost halo-like spots on them.

Some bean leaves have holes, while others have brown and yellow, almost halo-like spots on them.

I have encountered what I fear is my first serious garden problem. Something is wrong with my beans. After looking at a number of websites, I still can’t figure out what it is. Continue reading