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I know Queeny has been getting some plants going! Anybody else yet?

I should have had all this done back in March. Mid-march is usually the time I put in things like tomatoes, eggplants, pepper, beans, etc. But I hand't reclaimed the garden from the year of not weeding! After Mexia was born, things just kinda stalled in the garden.

On the other hand, we had a freak hail storm right after I had planned to put my tomatoes in and then a super late freeze that actually zapped all my potatoes (most came back). So if I had planted on time, I would have had to redo a bunch anyway. So it's all worked out. Better late than never!

Here's what the garden looked like around this time last year. I had the tomatoes and tomatillos really going (the only big plants visible).

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Here's what it looked like over the winter!!!

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And finally, it's back to this!

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Already planted:

Row 1 (the front row): garlic from last fall - about 80! And around 100 onions. Both are close to harvest.

Row 4: 80 potato plants. They froze and are just starting to look good again. I should be harvesting in a few weeks but I'm not sure they have made anything!

Row 9: 16 tomatoes!

There's also eggplant, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, corn, lima beans and green beans that are all thrown in there, just not up and going yet.
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Woah, that was some intense weeding work! And I can't get used to your growing times. Life in Texas should be full of homegrown veggies!

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YOWZER! That is some intense weeding! emoticon
Good [sign in to see URL] how the garden is coming along. And I guess the Universe made sure you did not lose a lot more, by setting you back a bit. emoticon

I don't have to plant a lot as of yet. Dad still enjoys his big gardens (I weed them, usually on Sunday's when it's Mom's turn to have us over for dinner)...So I only planted some more flowers and some tomato, pole beans and sweet green pepper plants around our place. To cover what Dad did not plant. emoticon

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It's looking good, Texas!!

Right now, all we have is onions and a small lettuce bed. It's been too wet to do much planting.

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Got the cucumbers in as well as all the tomato trellis. Oh, and cantaloupe. Just a few more things to plant and we'll be done for a few months!
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Sounds great! There are times when I wish I could live in a country with such a bounty of produce!

(And then I think of the heat and die. emoticon )

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Ugh, it's gotten up to 97F/36C the last few days. Ick.

So we dug all our potatoes (that were terribly set back from freezing). I think I got back 1.5 lbs for every 1 lb I planted. Sigh, should be more like 10-1! But the farm had a bumper crop, so no potato famine here.

We are also pulling in all the onions as they don't like the heat. WOW. More onions that I know what to do with. But I've read you can dice them and freeze them with no blanching. That's my plan as we can't grow "storage onions" here. These will only last about 3 months.
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[sign in to see URL] got hit with several days in the 90's too. Now today its going to be 86 but tomorrow its going to be 65 and 39 [sign in to see URL]! emoticon

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We were supposed to move in March, so didn't plant anything here this year - we still haven't moved, two other houses fell through at the appraisal so hopefully this one will be ok, then we will be planting really late.

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Luckily where you are moving to, they have a longer growing period than where you are now. emoticon

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