Back in town after a few days in Midland, TX. Cold up in the West Texas region and also very cold by Houston standards and too wet ….. My little ones need a little more sun and a few more degrees to jump start their growth.
My tomato seedlings took a hit when I brought them outside a week ago for some better sun. The wind whipped up on the tender stems and I lost most of them. So, back to square one getting my own into the ground. looks like I will need to buy some started tomatoes and maybe have some summer plants for late season tomatoes.
My little dab of broccoli has been tasty. I cut a few of the tops… just enough for one meal and left the plants in place to see how big the side shoots will get. I have heard they develop into some nice small and tender heads.
I have couple more like this central head developing and can't wait to harvest.
I get good plant growth for most everything I harvest because I add lots of compost. I built the double compartment bin from downed fences after hurricane Ike in 2008. It is amazing how much can be put into the bins….. a full year of leaves and grass clippings compost down to 5 or so wheel barrow loads of good rich plant food.
The ground is way too wet but the beds are a bit raised and getting taller every season.