2018, In The Garden

Our Spring Garden 2018

The last couple of days, I was very busy in the garden. I planted tomatoes, peppers, brussels sprouts, chard, snow peas and herbs. Despite it might be a little early for the tomatoes and peppers, I put them in the ground anyway. Tomorrow, I have to put up a cold frame. Because we supposed to have a few nights with temperatures in the mid 30s (3ΒΊC). But I didn’t want to wait too much longer, and we might have a good chance that we get some vegetables before the heat comes into North Texas, again.

In the meantime, we enjoy the blooms inside the greenhouse. It always feels good to see some color, even during the cooler months of Winter. The Narcissus are all in bloom; the Gazania blossom looks so beautiful; the Sweet Williams are coming back; and the Tulips will start blooming any day, now.

6 thoughts on “Our Spring Garden 2018”

    1. Thank you for your concern, Carolee! Since Mother Nature can be a little bi-polar in the southern states, we always have to be prepared for cooler weather in Spring. We work with the PPP system (Plant, and be Prepared to Protect). πŸ˜‰ If we wait too long, it will get too hot for the ‘maters in Texas. πŸ™‚


  1. Yes it is a constant struggle with weather! LOL! Last year I waited too late and it got too hot for my peppers and tomatoes! I am in north central texas and the heat kills everything if we wait too long. I am stuggling now with my ground. I grew up in east texas were the ground was soft but the dirt (rock) in central is so hard I don’t think my roots can move much despite tilling and adding manure. Any suggestions for loosening my dirt?

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    1. Yep! This clay here drives me crazy, too. The only vegetables that grow good in this soil are squashes. My girls dropped some pumpkin seeds in the cracks. And several months later, they harvested small pumpkins they could decorate for Halloween. πŸ˜€
      But when I first moved here from Germany, many gardeners told me to do raised beds. That’s the only way, their tomatoes, peppers and other garden goodies survived this crazy Texas climate. Honestly, I’m still learning while going along with it myself. The good news is, I get guided by a Master Gardener in our Community Garden. He’s giving me advise from his years of experiences. I might can give some advise, once I figured it out myself. πŸ˜‰ Don’t give up! Be determined! πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks! I actually just reached out to the master gardener in our area. I like raised beds but sometimes I feel like I want a more permanent solution! Thanks for the encouragement! I look forward to seeing more pics of your garden!

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