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Gardening in West Texas-Just a Short Update

      I just want to take a moment and update everyone on the progress of the garden. It will be a short post today because I have a million and one things on my mind. It is hot again here but I think I have most everything strong enough to survive :) good water provided of course. Here are some pictures for the week.
The mystery plant looks to be a pumpkin :)

Sweet 100 tomatoes everywhere!

A couple of big tomatoes are hiding as well

Looks like I may get to try out my hand at more pickles soon

Ooooppppss sideways :p the pickles are climbing the corn

The sunflower is just about ready to start dropping seeds

we planted some regular cucumbers, squash and zucchini
      The kids also wanted to expand so after I took pictures today we planted peas, cauliflower, more sunflowers and watermelons :) Luckily the freeze doesn't hit here till late October.

Comments

Melanie B said…
It's looking great!!
Mellissa Hanks said…
It is :) I wish it would do jsut a bit better but maybe when summer starts to fade.

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