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Gardening in West Texas- Surviving the Heat

By West Texas standards it has been such a mild summer here, well had been I should say. This past week summer has really started to show it's ugly head once again. I have been watering twice a day now and watering ALOT, the ground just seem to be soaking it in. The size of the plants has really helped to keep them alive though which is great. This week only the younger plants and pickling cucumbers have really seemed to have a hard time but bounce back over night. I was going to plan a fall garden this week but from what I hear it will be at least November before we will need to plant again here.lol I got a couple good pictures this week to share.
My middle son planted watermelons :) 1 is going strong


My oldest planted peas he has 4 plants that are getting big fast!

My daughters sunflower :) our big one put off 4 cups of seeds!

New cucumbers going strong, this crab grass drives me nutso!

My pickles have fallen in love with my corn lol


We have 50+ large tomatoes growing!

and 100+ sweet 100s

One little pumpkin

And one big one :)
All together it has been a good week, we have gotten to enjoy about 2 dozen little tomatoes and a pound of beans. We also fried up a couple of Okra and can't wait till more are ready. I am hoping to have some zucchini soon to! How is your garden growing??

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