One of the many great things about living in Texas is that you can grow food all year round. I am so happy to be back in the garden after retreating from the blazing heat that we were assaulted with this summer. We actually had fifty (yes 50) days where the temperature reached 100º or higher. Seriously, that's hot, right? Well my cold island heritage is no match for the über heat of the Texas summer, so I just let my late summer garden choke & die. Mainly I do this so I don't, choke and die that is.
Some brave soldiers have trudged through the summer heat to enjoy the cool soil that the past few mornings have had to offer. These plants include marjoram, lavender,lemon balm, parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme. I've even had my eggplant wake from their dirt nap….kind of the plant equivalent of falling asleep on the subway and waking up at the end of the red line…"Next stop shady Grove" I'll let them stay and see if they produce.
See below to see what my fall garden promises…
The town where I live is on one of the two main highways that lead to and from the Galveston/Houston area. Needless to say this weekend was so very sad/scary for everyone who had to evacuate. As I was driving in to work this morning I could see there were quite a few cars heading east toward the coast… meaning they were headed home. I hope for most of them that everything was just how they left it.
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Ahhh, I am so jealous. I wish that we lived somewhere warm and wonderful, and Texas has always been in my heart. I don’t know. Maybe it’s all of the swell cowboy books my grandpa used to read.
My garden is slowly coming to an end. The flowers have finished their show and the veggies are mostly done… However, two sneaky plants have sprung up from my doorstep. We left our Halloween pumpkins to freeze after the holiday – it got cold and snowy really fast. Well, they self-seeded! And now we have pumpkins! Hooray for us!
Still. I wish I could garden all year ’round. I will be watching your blog to see what the year brings to you as we continue into the fall and winter.