Friday, March 16, 2012

Now's the time to get the "Summer" garden in

I put "Summer" in quotes because here in SE Texas we are currently enjoying the warm, pleasant weather the rest of the country enjoys during the summer months.  During everyone else's summer, we are experiencing scorching heat - where we go from our air conditioned houses, to our air conditioned cars to the next air conditioned building and  the garden is pretty much left to fend for itself.

For those who follow this is the time to put in all those vegetables you enjoy eating.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers, etc.

My Tomatoes are ready to go, so ready in fact, they are beginning to put out blossoms. Today, I'm getting the beds ready and cleaning up the weeds that have snuck in.  Tomorrow it the BIG day.  If you're
 in the north, St. Patrick's Day is traditionally the day to plant peas.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Look what happens when you keep watering those poinsettias you get at Christmas time

Although this isn't exactly about my garden exploits, it is about something my DH has been successfully growing.  I just had to show you a picture.  This Poinsettia is probably about 3 years old and during the month of February it has come into full color.  The only thing special we've done to it is water and fertilize it regularly.