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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.

2015_Day 93: Windy Texas days

The four raised beds that make up the vegetable garden on April 3.

The four raised beds that make up the vegetable garden on April 3.

It’s been windy here in central Texas lately and that seems to be the norm for spring. I staked the big tomatoes a week or so ago and I think I’ll have to do the same to the cherry tomatoes soon, too. The wind really takes its toll on them. Continue reading

2015_Day 92: Hooray for cucumbers

Overnight, my hill of one cucumber expanded to four.

Overnight, my hill of one cucumber expanded to four.


Love how the cukes sprouted up overnight. Today’s hot, muggy weather was perfect for them, I think. Here are a few other garden photos.
All four raised beds.

All four raised beds.

The second hilll of cucumber seeds also broke through the dirt.

The second hilll of cucumber seeds also broke through the dirt.

The beans, from ground level.

The beans, from ground level.

A northern view of the garden.

A northern view of the garden.

It's difficult to tell how much the tomatoes ate growing, but I'm pretty sure it's not as fast as the other veggies.

It’s difficult to tell how much the tomatoes ate growing, but I’m pretty sure it’s not as fast as the other veggies.

2015_Day 89: What a difference a day makes

In 24 hours, my beans went from only one or two peeking through (right) to, well, pretty much all of them.

In 24 hours, my beans went from only one or two peeking through (right) to, well, pretty much all of them.

It never ceases to amaze me. I just can’t believe that overnight, a row of beans can literally pop up out of the ground a good half-inch to an inch or more. Continue reading