Tag Archives: cucumbers

Gardening in central Texas still a challenge


Now in my second season of gardening in central Texas, the adjustment continues for me and my little patch. The weather and the bugs (not necessarily in that order) are the biggest contributors to my frustrations, although admittedly, those levels are lower than last summer. Continue reading

2015_Day 153: A vacation from gardening


Leaving for weeklong vacation in Wisconsin tomorrow. Can’t wait to see family and friends. But I’m a little anxious about leaving the garden untended. It finally has stopped raining here in central Texas, and with sunny skies and 90s forecast for the next week, I sure hope the automatic sprinkler system works. Continue reading

2015_Day 147: Stretching out in the garden


While I’m not sure how the onions are taking all the wet weather, the cucumbers appear to be liking it. I wrote earlier that I was worried they were starting to acquire a bit of cucumber jaundice, but they seem to be okay so far. Continue reading

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 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.