So, not much has changed in the garden in the last few weeks. Basically, the watermelon rotted, the flowers have died, and it’s rained way too much.
Luckily, the rain hasn’t been enough to cause any flooding problems in the Houston area. But, we are supposed to be getting more over the next few days. Our immediate neighborhood doesn’t have flooding problems, not even during Hurricane Harvey, but the surrounding area tends to get a lot of standing water.
Even when I went to take the photos of the garden, it was raining. I grabbed a few photos from under the back porch but wasn’t getting any close-ups this time.
The mint is still growing, and we’ve been using it as we can. The pepper plants are getting bigger, too, but still no sign of flowers or peppers yet. We had to pull all of the watermelon plants out of the garden. Most of the vines were starting to die. Justin checked on the watermelon and it had split and was completely rotten.
Most of the flowers on the canna lilies died off in the last couple of weeks. We never got as many brightly colored flowers as last year, but now our color is gone.
We aren’t getting the cooler weather yet, but the plants are starting to show the fall coming. The banana trees have quite a few leaves that are turning yellow and brown. Justin cut quite a few dead leaves off last weekend and we already have more turning.
Justin keeps saying he wants to take out the orange tree, but we haven’t done it just yet. In the summer months, we do the minimum amount of yard work necessary. Whenever it starts to cool off, we will do more work in the back yard. But for now, we stick to the air conditioning.
Not many things grow here in the winter, so we are going to start planning our spring garden soon. With the heat in Texas, we need to plant at the end of January or the beginning of February.