I have been wanting to do a garden for years, and we finally got around to building one in the backyard! I am hoping to grow some vegetables, herbs, and fruit. I know it is a work in progress, and have always heard the first year for a garden doesn’t always produce much, but I have to try. I don’t know much about it, so will be learning as I go along, and figure blogging about it is a great way to possibly help others with what did and didn’t work for us, as well as be able to go back and see what we should or shouldn’t do next year. This section may also include some of our backyard projects since it all goes along with the garden area. Since there isn’t a lot of change very often, I will post the garden updates every other Friday with photos of what we are currently growing, and any tips/tricks we have learned.
Dropping temperatures means cutting back plants and readying the garden for winter. It doesn’t look as nice but keeps everything healthy.
Winter has hit in SE Texas. While it isn’t inches of snow like our Northern friends, it’s still enough cold and frost to affect the garden.
It’s been raining for days in SE Texas. The rains have brought cooler temperatures (finally) but we are ready for a bit of sunshine.
With a cool front making its way through Houston, it was time to start preparing the garden for the cooler temperatures and winter months.
With the summer winding down (even though the temps aren’t coming down yet), the plants are starting to show their fall colors.
Rainy season is in full-force (and there’s a potential tropical system) meaning our plants have been well-watered and happy lately.
The start of the rainy season in SE Texas has started this month. It makes back-to-school difficult, but our plants love the extra water!
The middle of summer is not the best time for harvesting, but we have been able to get one green onion and grow some of our favorite herbs.
The herbs & spices you cook with and eat have a huge impact on your health. Use these in your meals to give your family a health boost.
Texas heat is brutal, but some of the plants are still growing despite very little rain or reprieve. The herb garden was restarted inside.