Monday, April 11, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow....

Despite being in severe drought here in Southeast Texas my garden is growing. I am very thankful for having a very deep well! I even have a few apples on 2 of my apple trees I planted when we moved here 3 years ago.


Apples are The Boys favorite and he keeps a close eye on these and threatens any birds that dare to fly too close!

My tomatoes are doing really well! I have them mulched deep with hay and water about twice a week...




and they have begun to put on fruit! This year,despite the drought,I am getting fruit because we did not go directly into blazing heat! If you live in a more pleasant climate you might not know that tomatoes won't make if the night temps get out of the 60's.



 Potatoes! I have two good rows of them! I am tickled pink by this because this is the first year here that I have gotten them to grow! Usually, our Springs are so wet they just rot...feast or famine with the rain here I tell ya!




I have also managed to get up some green beans ,purple hull peas,squashes,cucumber,cantaloupe,okra,butter beans,corn,watermelon, turnip greens and some kale!

This is one of my raised beds.It is full of all kinds of stuff...onions..horse radish...lettuce....

Peppers...chives...leeks..oregano..rhubarb...a grape vine growing on the fence..




 I finally made my bottle tree! I used this post that one of my roses grows on!




This clematis also grows  with the rose on the bottle tree pole.




  Of course I have to put in  a goatie picture or two! Butter Bean  loves living next to the raised beds...




He knows I cannot resist his cute goatie face and will give him a snack of his favorite..beet leaves!

I mean really,could you resist that face?!?!???

17 comments:

texwisgirl said...

what a cute little goat!!! i'd feed him snacks all day - until there'd be no garden left...

we finally got some rain last night with thunderstorms. altho we're not as dry as you are, we still needed it too. i hope your garden continues to grow and you get some rains too!

Kids and Canning Jars said...

Love the Garden update! I have not seen you on the blogs much lately. I hope all is well with you. Melissa

Pricilla said...

Lucky you. We are barely at seedling in the basement stage.

wayside wanderer said...

Wow, everything looks so GOOD! Now I want a bottle tree. Yours looks especially nice with the roses all around it.

Nancy said...

Looks gorgeous! You've done so well so far. :)

LindaG said...

Your garden is fantastic! I'm surprised you have so much up so soon in the year.
And of course no one could resist such a cute, pleading face. :)

Texan said...

Wow the garden looks super girly!!! You have apples I can't believe it!! That is saying something in Texas um not to mention South east Texas! Green thumb I tell you! I am excited to see tomatoes on your tomato plants! Here is to all of us getting tomatoes this year! LOVE the bottle tree! Now if I just had that very deep well! :O)

Tales from the Trails said...

Love your garden. So jealous about your tomatoes. Ours aren't that big yet.
Happy Gardening!!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Honey Bean, We don't have apples but we do have lots of muscadine grape this year. I need to put up some pics of our garden growing. I feel uber fancy and have asparagus started this year. Doing a happy dance for your apples; I would be guarding them too!

Mal

Lin said...

WOW! It's just starting to green up here--I am very envious of your plants being so tall already! Looks like you have a great start on the growing season.

Teresa said...

I'm so jealous. Our trees are just thinking of getting their leaves out for the summer. My garden is still in pots on the porch. Your garden looks amazing!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

I'm like T, I'd be feeding him snacks all day long until there was no garden left. And then I'd go buy him something!

Billie said...

Papaw says Thanks, he had almost given up,thinking you had quit on the blogging. Snce Papaw health has been under the weather and he has been off from work so much this givs him something to do is check on your blog. He does really enjoy reading about the farm and the boy and looking at the pictures that you post.Since you are back he will be checking on yu again.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Your garden is beautiful! The bottle tree might be something I could actually grow! I might have to get me one.

Jim said...

No I couldn't resist either! Your weather is of course making me very envious.....and I know that is not a good way to be! Lucky you.....poor me!

Mary Ann said...

Oh, your gardens are so beautiful! What bounty! And so early in the year! I hope it happens to us here. I also like very much how you have crowded the beds with different species... it helps keep weeds down. The potatos look great, and I know JUST where to get some soiled llama hay to hill up around ours!

Canyon Girl said...

What a delightful garden you have already. I didn't know about tomatoes and below 60. It's good for me to know since I live at altitude and you never know how cold it's going to be at night way into June.