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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

2015_Day 81: Garden planted on March 22

It only took about 90 minutes to even the dirt, plant all the veggies, cage the tomatoes and water the new plantings.

It only took about 90 minutes to even the dirt, plant all the veggies, cage the tomatoes and water the new plantings.

That’s a blog headline I never thought I’d be writing. Planting a garden in Wisconsin the past six years, March meant waiting for the snow to disappear and eagerly waiting to get into the garden to till the ground. And that rarely happened before the end of April. The last frost usually was around May 7, so other than lettuce, nothing got planted before mid-May. Continue reading