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.
Summer in SE Texas is brutal! The temperatures are in the upper 90s and we don’t want to go outside, so the garden is suffering, too.
It’s never fun to cut back plants, but sometimes a bit of pruning is just what they need to grow healthier and produce a better harvest.
With a tropical low sitting off the coast of Texas, we’ve had rain for almost a week straight and the plants are thriving even without sun.
After being away for two weeks, I was pleasantly surprised at how well our garden held up even with sprinkler malfunction and 90F weather!
For the first time this year we were able to harvest a vegetable! Soon we will be eating all of the food we are growing ourselves.
Almost all of the plants in the garden are flowering, which means we will have a lot of fruit and vegetables to harvest in the near future!
The weather is finally warming up in Texas and the tropical plants are loving it. We’ve harvested more fresh food and have more growing!
Even with Mother Nature not being able to decide if it’s Winter or Spring in Houston, our plants are still growing well, including the mint!
Spring can be too cool for gardening, but there are a few vegetables and herbs that do well this time of year so you can grow your own food.
The last two weeks have seen a lot more time in the yard getting the garden ready for the spring. We’ve added many new plants and mulch.