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First Fall Veggies Planted…Praying for Rain

1 Aug

Well today is August 1st which is traditionally when you start planting your fall vegetable garden in North Texas. But with the extreme heat that we’re having (highs predicted this week to be 108) and no relief in sight, I was not sure if I should “plant” or “not plant”.

After much thought and deliberation, I decided to go for it. It might be a mistake but what the heck there only seeds that did not cost much any way. In fact some of the seeds I harvested from last years crops and I can’t save them past one year anyway.

This year when I planed my fall vegetable garden I took the seed packs that I wanted to plant and marked the date they needed to be in the ground, breaking them into 3 groupings (8-1; 8-15, and 9-1). So today I got up bright and early, grabbed the seeds with the Aug 1st date on them and went to work. Lucky for me my beds are not hard which made hoeing and planting a snap.

What did I plant today you asks?

August 1st veggies planted

I planted two rows of: carrots, swiss chard, bush green beans and cilantro. I also supplemented the spring cucumbers (that are still alive) with a few cucumber seeds. I am still on the quest for 1 gal tomatoes, and if don’t find any this week I’ll have to give it up since it will be too late to plant them – wish me luck.

Now all that is needed is to water them daily and make sure a hard crust does not form on the rows, preventing the seeds from breaking through. Well that and to start praying for rain and a break to this excessive heat were having this summer.

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Garden Montage

28 May

These video’s were taken almost 1 month ago on Mothers Day May 8, 2011. I had trouble getting them to download to my blog and that is why you are just now seeing them. As you can guess all of these gardens have grown quite a lot since I shot these videos. I will try to be more timely with future video post.

Introduction

I don’t know how I got upside down?

Comfort Garden


Bedroom Garden

Veggie Garden

The Herbs

23 Apr

Here is a short video update on my Herb Garden.

Enjoy

Herb Video #3 • Video Shoot 4-15-2011

Just a Little Patch of Dirt

27 Mar

Welcome to My Gardening Video Blog

This year I have decided to chronicle my beloved gardens and share with you the wonder, heart break, and pure joy they provide me. To do this I have created another blog dedicated JUST to my gardens.

After moving to my current home which sits on a gently sloping acre surrounded by majestic post oak tress, singing birds, and the gracefully calming presence of nearby horses, I finally have the space and sunshine that I need for my veggie garden. No more growing veggies in small semi-shaded area of my yard. I finally have a canvas to create and nurture not only veggies, but flowers and herbs too.

Come with me and watch how my gardens grows

 

Video blog #1 • Shot March 6, 2011 • Just a Little Patch of Dirt

 

This first video blog is dedicated to my family and friends back home in St. Louis, who received and unexpected spring snow storm yesterday. Once again reminded me how blessed I am to live in Texas, were spring comes early.

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