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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Garden Be Gone

Continuing my post-Ike blog tour around the house, I can now officially blame the hurricane for my horrible harvest this year. As you can see, the night before the storm, I had quite a few dead & brown leaves (blame it on the long Labor Day weekend getaway).

I had a few cucumbers start growing, but they looked pretty stunted & pitiful among all the brown leaves.
We had a few fruit- maybe watermelon or cantaloupe growing right along before the storm.

And....the day after. Almost all the leaves were stripped of the vines, all the fruit gone to waste, our shade tent pulled from it's posts and the end.

I guess we did have watermelons after all!

Another cantaloupe on the ground, and I can't figure out if the yellow thing was was cucumber that just never turned green or lost its color. I have no idea what it is!

While H worked on trimming the tree, I pulled all the dead vines from the cages & put them away until next summer. I left the tomato plants in faint hope that they might be ok since they had a few leaves. I think I was really just too lazy to finish my project!

However...much to my surprise, these little jalapeno plants that have taken forever to grow are still there & still going strong. I'll probably leave them and see if they keep on doing well.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: I can now move onto my winter garden....any suggestions?


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hmm, "lazy" ... not the first adjective that comes to mind when I think of you. I'm not sure what winter vegetables are in Texas -- Brussels sprouts? Squash?

Christy said...

Oh your poor garden. I'm sorry! D has a list of things to grow for fall/winter. I'll see if I can email you that. Also, the Houston Chronicle has a Fall vegetable planting guide. So far we've planted pumpkin and acorn squash!