The weather here in Southeast Texas has been perfect for growing summer veggies, one comment I seem to get most often is how we are already so far along with our garden and most living in northern states are just planting. Well that is because here near the gulf coast during July and August it is hot, scorching hot, too hot for anything to grow, except for jalapenos, seriously they love the sun, that and maybe watermelons. Any who with that said, we are in prime picking season now, I probably pick 5-6 tomatoes, everyday. They are doing so well along with squash, eggplant, cucumbers, green beans, jalapenos and banana peppers. Its been so fun cooking with all the fresh veggies, take a look at some of the food I have made so far; homemade salsa, zucchini quesadillas and eggplant Parmesan to name a few.
Front of the new garden week 11
Tomatoes- we like to pick them we they start turning yellow otherwise the birds get to them before we can
Squash- looking kinda crazy but still producing a few
Sweet corn- you can really see the ears of corn now, it won’t be long!
Purple Hull Peas- are getting big, does anyone know if they really turn purple? I’ve eaten a few of the peas raw, and they taste great!
Banana peppers still producing like crazy
Cucumbers are getting big- too bad our dill never did take off- don’t worry I have a great recipe for refrigerator pickles, yum!
Our Okra decided to make a come back, look at that beautiful bloom
A few yellow squash
Bell peppers- about ready to pick so more
Black beauty Eggplants- look at all of them
Blackberry vine- they will be ready to pick soon, maybe this year we will get enough for a pie or cobbler, I will pick them as they ripen and then freeze until I have enough
Grapes- My aunt Sue Sue found me a recipe for a grape pie, so I am excited to try it!
front view of our old garden
Sweet corn- has some ears growing
Pattypan Squash- yea we finally have one! Isn’t she a beauty.
Japanese Eggplant- has a few small ones growing
Please ask your gardening questions and/or please share tips. I will be keeping up with posting the progress of the garden weekly. and week 10