Sorry for the loud subject =)
You just have to love Texas (Katy/Houston) so much to be able to not lose your mind over the weather.
Just two weeks ago we had a huge storm (thankfully, one that did NOT bring in floods,
but it did bring in tornadoes in certain areas), and last night we had another weather twist.
The cold front came in second time in two weeks and my extensive garden looks pathetic.
I could weep right now, I put so much effort in nursing those plants from seeds, I put together
large raised beds because the soil here is crap. Well, it's worse actually, it's pure clay. I bet if it was
actual crap the tomatoes and everything else would thrive. Sorry)))))
Anyways. We were jumping all over the garden last night in our underwear trying to cover what we can with tarp, because there was hail in the forecast. And when it never came, we repeated the exercises taking the tarp off while having a very chilly shower. This morning I wouldn't let the dog out if I had one it was so cold outside. Now my plants (tomatoes, recently germinated cucumbers, cantaloupes, okra, and peppers) look wilty and yellowing. Is this a result of the cold fronts or is it me who's killing them?
I grew everything from seed (with the help of this forum). I transplanted to beds 4-5 weeks ago after acclimating the seedlings for a couple of weeks. All seedlings grew in small pots first, transplanted into 24oz cups when needed, and into the garden at last. The beds are in the sunniest location, 4'x8'x1' in size, filled with mix of bulk garden soil, compost, and composted cow manure. 3 weeks after transplanting I sprinkled Tomato and Vegetable Food 7-22-8 around the plants and covered with 1-2" of mulch. I water every night under plants when it's hot, and very other night when it's fair. Yet, this damn garden is on the decline!!!!!!! Please, somebody, tell me what's going on???