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Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Seedlings!

Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Seedlings!

The South Texas winter of 2012 has been mild and uneventful.  The temperatures this week are moderate; lows in the mid 40′s and the highs in the mid 70′s.  We are finally getting some well needed rain and we are very thankful for it.  The combination of these favorable conditions has lengthened our growing season. 

Our first try at a fall/winter garden has been a success.  We are harvesting green leaf, red & green romaine and butter lettuces, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and a few surprise root veggies.  The fall/winter garden season should be wrapping up by now but the veggies are not showing any signs of fading.  This is a good thing!  Well, it is and it isn’t…well it is more than it isn’t… well you don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth.  Exactly what does that saying mean?  Anyway, I digress.  The only reason a longer fall/winter growing season isn’t a good thing is that we are now beginning to plan and plant the early spring garden.  This means somethings will be removed before they run their course.  That makes a gardener/farmer very sad. 

Currently, Farmer Hubs has started the seeds for the spring lettuces, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.  We will not plant the seedlings in the garden until after the last freeze.  Which could have already happened but in all actuality will probably rear its ugly little frozen head sometime in early March.  We will definitely consult the Farmers Almanac, Bulldog (my Dad), Dear Abbey and Judge Judy and weigh out all of the advice and then turn around and do exactly what we want to do.

Houston…the seeds have been planted and we have lift off!

Suncreek Garden Chronicles...Seedlings

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Homegrown Fall Gardening…

Homegrown Fall Gardening

This is our first attempt at a fall garden.  We planted greens, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.  We also re-planted a couple of our favorite summer veggies to see how they would do.  The first freeze rolled in last week so the Hubs covered the summer veggies with plastic and made a make shift green house.  When the temperatures began to creep back up as they do down here in Southeast Texas the plastic was pulled back to reveal a beautiful homegrown fall harvest.

Homegrown Fall Gardening

This is summer squash also known as patty pan and arugula.

Homegrown Fall Gardening

A bowl of lettuce; green leaf, butter lettuce and romaine.

Homegrown Fall Gardening

Sweet Satsuma…our Homegrown Fall Garden harvest.

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