We’ve Planted!!!! Yea after 3 weeks of waiting for the rain to stop we (ie: DT) was able to till and plant our winter vegetable garden.
As you can see we still have some of our huge Okra plants, and a few pepper plants. They have slowed down a bit so we will probably pull them up in a few weeks. Just this week we have finally gotten a little cooler weather in the 60′s and wow its been nice for south texas.
I just love the view of the freshly tilled rows.
And love even more that DT does all the work.
So DT also planted all the plants that I carefully plotted out, and it rained the next night, perfect. I just love it when things work out like that. Let me show you want we planted.
Front view of the garden
Right row is small cabbage plants, about 15 of them, then the “empty” row next to them DT planted Carrot seeds, so we should be seeing sprouts in a few days.
This is our mystery summer squash, yes its late to plant these but we will see if they produce before our first frost.
This is the side view, you see our banana pepper plants, but the “empty” row to the far left is spinach, lettuce and swiss chard
Isn’t it interesting to look at all the empty rows?? Don’t answer that!
So this is the back view of the garden
as you can see our bell peppers are still doing great
This is our broccoli plants
and our Brussel sprouts, first time planting these, I am super excited I just love fresh Brussel sprouts.
This is my glorious Pumpkin Pie plants, don’t they look lovely, Please grow please grow.
Just once in my life I would like to grow my own pumpkins….
Sadly worms got a hold some of the leaves, but they are some blooms so my hopes are still high for my pumpkins!
DT also planted a whole row of turnips, also a first for us. Last year we were given some turnips from a friend and I made Pioneer Women’s Turnip Gratin, and became a forever changed woman. I just love turnips. So I can’t wait to try even more turnip recipes, anyone have any good ones?
This row has spinach, then a marker for swiss chard, and then a marker for bib lettuce. No sprouts yet, so this makes for some really interesting pictures.
We also have planted, some red beets (which I’ve never eaten in my whole life, and don’t have a clue what to do with them) any suggestions?
One question I get asked alot is how do we keep pests out of the garden, and the short answer is
Long answer- electric fence, yes we zap them, dogs and babies included….
Only kidding about the babies part we turn it off when they are out side.
I also have to show off the newest addition to our little chicken coop!!
Meet the Two Wyandottes chickens, Sugar and Cream. They have the sweetest personalities for chickens, they run up to me when I come in and are very afraid of the other chickens, who tend to pick on them. We got them from DT’s parents and we are going to do a swap out of 3 of our chickens for 3 more wyandottes, I am so excited. These chickens are seriously so cute.
So that’s my tour of the garden this week, hopefully next week we be more interesting and lots more growth!
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