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Gardening in West Texas-Enjoying the Harvest

I'm so amazed by what Mother Nature Provides
       Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I have really made a good update on the garden. I've discovered many things so far this growing season that I didn't know before. Books lie, seeds change and your mind is the most important tool in your gardening adventure. Don't worry I haven't been out in the sun to long ;)
let me explain. Since moving to West Texas I have tried my best to do everything by the book, follow zones, planting directions and care instructions. The problem is, everything seem to be exactly what I don't need to do. "Plant in direct sun" a phase I am pretty sure should never even be mentioned when planting in West Texas lol, everything here needs some amount of shade! Especially when they are small. I have also been amazed how seeds change. This year very few of what I thought I was planting turned out to be what I planted! Yet the taste I get from every variety that comes far surpases any taste I could find in store. I have found that if I just use my brain and follow my gut I have success. It isn't the book but basic human knowledge that has gotten my garden to be the best garden I have had in 6 years. And even if my beans do not vine like they are suppose to and 2 of 13 plants know which direction is up, Mother Nature is a blessing.
Sweet 100s ready for snacking :)
2nd Zucchini of the season but we are just getting started
Stir Fry all fresh from the garden :)

Comments

Tricia said…
I am so jealous!!! I would love to plant my own vegetables. I can remember growing up my dad did the gardening because he loved it and our first tomato was just the best! Nothing better than home grown vegetables.
Julia Potvin said…
Yummy,my zuc's have gone crazy this year again, we are slowly getting res tomatoes. Your cherry tomatoes look so yummy! Love those :)

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