And here's the map as of April 2015...there are still a few areas of worry, but on the whole, Texas is in much better shape....
and now you see how happy we are to see rain here!
The Green Husk Tomatillos are starting to burst their wrappers. I'm bringing them in to ripen as I'm finding them. Can't wait to make some tomatillo salsa.
Today I brought in the first of the Great White tomatoes. It's starting to yellow a bit, and since I'm not sure exactly what to look for with these, I thought I'd see what this one does. This one weighed 9.9 ounces!
In any case, I destroyed them and treated the plant, so hopefully it won't happen again.
Three more of the broccoli plants have started to finally show a good head starting on them. I'm hoping they will have time to grow out before it starts to get too hot.
I'm not impressed with the Red Romaine lettuce that I grew this year. It grew just fine but the paper thin leaves remind me of what eating tissue paper must be like. Not a fan. Good thing these seeds were freebies from a seed order and I didn't chose them myself. The Batavian Crisphead, on the other hand, is delicious and crunchy, just like I like my lettuce. I eat a salad almost every day, and sometimes two, so growing my own is great!
I almost have enough jalapenos for pickled rings. Those plants are just pumping out the peppers.
The forecast is for slight chances of rain the rest of the week, increasing at the weekend, so I'm planning to be out in the garden as much as possible the next few days. Lots of weeding to do!