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Can’t believe it!

So yesterday, early in the morning, we had snow flurries.  Big, beautiful snowflakes which melted slowly as they fell to the ground.  Lovely.

We rarely have snow, so even flurries are exciting.  The temperature never fell below freezing, but tomorrow  it is supposed to dip into the upper 20’s.  SO.  I ran outside and put out my frost covers over my spinach, kale, swiss chard, lettuces, arugula , watercress (which is growing amazingly well) radishes, parsley and beets which were barely  visible in the ground.

I have to say I really like this frost cover.  It is thinner and more lightweight than what I had bought at my local nursery in the past.  AND the pegs are awesome.  My only complaint is that the pegs come in packets of  10 and all of my areas and probably yours too, have FOUR corners.  So, needless to say I was short a couple of pegs.  Here is where I found them:  http://www.heirloomseeds.com/supplies.htm

The nice thing about Texas weather is even though it is freezing cold this week, next week we may be back up into the 70’s.  We just thaw out between our “cold spells”.

I also harvested my dill.

I used some in my fall arrangements.  It worked beautifully.



Hopefully everthing will survive the freeze.  Stay tuned.

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Still growing and growing…

I wish I could show you a crop of something ready to eat, but alas, it is still a work in progress.  I think I am just impatient.  But, I do have some newcomers.

My radishes have sprouted!  I read that these were the easiest vegetable to grow, which is why they are a good choice for children starting a garden.  Not too shabby for older folks, as well.  I believe these germinated in 7 days.


My spinach and kale have also sprouted.  I am very excited about these two!  I planted spinach last year and it never came up.  I am quite certain it was too warm.  This year I planted much later and it looks promising.

The kale, I have never planted but wanted to try it.  Kale is a wonderful  green and I look forward to harvesting it.

I bought some of this frost cloth for my beds in anticipation of the first frost (not yet please!)  which can  sometimes make an appearance around here at Thanksgiving. 










 And these handy little spikes to hold it in place.  Much neater than the bricks or pots I usually use. hehe




Hope you all have a truly wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

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