2016 Garden Update #8

Well I have been out of town for almost two weeks, and my garden didn’t fare so well in that time. Or at least the herbs didn’t. We set the sprinklers so the backyard would come on for about 10 minutes every afternoon, but it must not hit the herb garden as well as I thought it would. I lost half of my herbs. I’ve been watering like crazy the last few days hoping they would come back, but no such luck. Everything else is doing ok. Our banana trees are growing extremely well, almost as tall as the fence now! A lot of grass grew up through the garden, so I do need to go out and take care of that soon, but that’s manageable. At least that stuff isn’t all dead.

I also have a small tomato growing, and you can start to see the tops of some of the carrots!! I’m not expecting a whole lot out of the garden this year. We planted late, weren’t great about watering at the beginning, and it’s ridiculously hot in Texas right now. So that makes it even more exciting to see that something is growing!

A lot of my herbs didn’t make it 🙁

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I planted the top of a pineapple, not expecting much, but it is growing! 2 years until it bears fruit!!

The blackberry bush has also grown a lot from the twig it was when we planted it.

Look closely, you can see the top of the carrot!

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The flowers out front have gotten much taller than we expected! We plan to move these to the backyard this fall.

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