Veggie Garden Progress
Trying to build up our vegetable garden this year has been quite the challenge. The weather has been all over the place and I've had an extremely busy schedule trying to keep up with other obligations. The garden still grows though!
We are working on building each raised bed as we go along and plant. Once we work our way to about the middle of the garden it may be June and I can start planting for our fall garden then. That is one adjustment I've had to make since moving to Texas. Two short growing seasons with a lull in between. Not much grows fast once it gets into the 90's and above.
See the broccoli head? Yippee! We are well on our way with it. I've been pleased with the broccoli growth so far this year. We have to plant it between Feb 15th and Mar 1st. That's for transplants only. We can direct seed broccoli starting in August for our fall garden. That should save some time and money, especially since vegetable plants at the nurseries have been known to be poor for that time of year.
Our mixed lettuce is coming right along. I can't wait for a fresh salad from the garden.
Looks like a whole lot of nothing! I actually JUST planted 52 tomato plants this week. I don't rush putting them in the ground here. It seems like it never fails with late freezes. Our last freeze date is Mar 17th but, last year it froze here nearly a month later. I just didn't want to deal with covering everything this year. Maybe I will have row covers added to my supply list then! It just wasn't in our budget this year.
Added also were 25 sweet bell pepper, 9 banana pepper and 18 cayenne pepper plants. I sure hope we like peppers! With the price of bell peppers being so high, we decided this would be worth growing and preserving all we can.
Tomorrow I hope to continue on planting yellow squash, cucumbers and pole beans. It's suppose to storm Sunday on Easter, so I will be happy to have most of this planted.
Oh and I don't want to forget to include our cabbage. Wow, if all goes well we'll have 18 heads of green cabbage and 9 of the red. Sauerkraut may be in our plans this summer!