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Early garden greens up backyard, spirits


The warm winter and spring here in central Texas has kept me busy the past 6 weeks. Yes, those are peas in my raised garden beds! I direct-seeded peas and lettuce on Jan. 31, during a warm spell in which the two-week forecast called for maybe one or two days of freezing temperatures. Because neither veggie seed was likely to sprout for 10 days, and the forecast after that called for above-normal temps, I decided it was worth the risk. 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 127: There’s no place like home

While I enjoy taking trips–even if they’re for work–the best thing about them is coming home. This week’s trip to the Chicago area eas no different. It was an exhilarating three days of meeting new people, learning more about the company I work for and team building. But you know what was better? 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.