The Suncreek Garden Chronicles … Under Wraps is an experiment the hubs is trying out on our fall garden. He is hoping to prolong the growing cycle of our fall plantings of lettuces, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots and brussels sprouts by covering the garden with a temporary makeshift greenhouse. Texas winters are mild in comparison to most of the country but a Blue Norther can rear its ugly head when you least expect it and lay waste to what was a productive backyard garden.
Because the entire fall garden is an experiment we are totally amazed at the volume and quality of the lettuces. We are also puzzled as to why the cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts are not producing veggies. The plants are healthy with plenty of leaves but we do not have any real signs of veggie development. With the exception of the broccoli. There are two small heads that have appeared just this week.
The sugar snap peas were put under wraps a couple of weeks ago when the temps dipped to below freezing. When the temps began to warm up to above 40 the hubs peeled back the wrap and discovered the terrarium like atmosphere had sent the sugar snap peas into a full flower bloom state. The wraps were left in place until this week. We are expecting a warming trend and rain over the weekend so the wraps were removed and to our utter amazement the plants are covered in sugar snap peas. I picked the first batch and they are sweet and crunchy and delicious.
So far…the Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Under Wraps experiment is showing positive results. Stay tuned for more veggie updates!
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