Update: Finally Fruits of My Labor

With all this rain that North Texas has had over the past few weeks its no wonder my garden is doing so well.  Granted, it was flooded a few times and I prayed like hell that it wouldn’t affect my hard work.  But they did fine.  The only plants that grew well and yet failed were my cabbage and lettuce.  Apparently, the damn snails I get in the clay ridden soil we have in Texas decided they were hungry and ate both plants!  I was too afraid to add anything chemical wise to get rid of them in fear I was adding chemicals to my natural garden and I didn’t want that.

Here are some pictures of what my garden looks like now!
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I learned a few tricks from other bloggers as well as websites I came across.  I did use ground egg shells in my water for the tomato plants.  I also used 1tsp epsom salt in my water for my pepper plants.  Overall, the rain has done wonders.

We have:

  • Yellow peppers
  • Green peppers
  • Habanero peppers
  • Homely tomatoes
  • Beefsteak tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Garlic

Next year we have plans to build raised beds to line the back fence where this garden lies.  But it will extend from one side to the other roughly 20ish feet wide.  I have hopes to double my tomatoes (yes I love tomatoes!!!!) and double the cabbage and peppers.  I had plans to plant so much more but these snails are creating an issue so I held off.  I physically had green beans, strawberries, and cucumbers but life got the better of me and they were never planted.  More to come!

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