gardenbean
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Starting to help my pea plants begin their journay on their trellis. And thinning my radishes.
Planted two Borage plants in the garden.
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With all the rain my water table is 3"-5" below the surface of the area I have planned for my new corn patch, so I was turning sod and digging yet another drainage trench today.

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watching the beans and squash sprout.

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swickstrum
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I added some compost & watered, kind of been an ongoing story here in my neck of the DFW area. It seems like every neighborhood but mine gets nice rains, and I come home from work to see that it has passed by my street again. Drives me crazy but it gives me something to do out there. I'm scared to see my water bill though... :shock:

I need to get my compost pile up to par with greens, my brown to green ratio is about 100:1 right now since we're coming off winter and I've only mowed once. I did find about 18 inches of really nice compost today though, I was super happy about that. :D

My neighbor gave me some hearty plants to put around my house where I need something - right now it's bare dirt and I need something green! If I could get my dog to quit digging them up, I'm sure they would do great. I guess we'll test the heartiness for real.
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Terrible cell phone pic showing a little bit of the veggie garden being planted.

I'm already dreaming about some fried green tomatoes and salsa verde! I also noticed the mint in a pot on my porch is starting to grow pretty well so it won't be long before I'll be enjoying mojitos on the deck after weeding the garden each night. Exciting times!
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Handsomeryan wrote:[img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/garden2.jpg[/img]

Terrible cell phone pic showing a little bit of the veggie garden being planted.

I'm already dreaming about some fried green tomatoes and salsa verde! I also noticed the mint in a pot on my porch is starting to grow pretty well so it won't be long before I'll be enjoying mojitos on the deck after weeding the garden each night. Exciting times!

I made a few gallons worth of salsa verde last fall that was put up in quart and pint jars. Not by design, but more of a necessity since we had a few days of below freezing weather and my tomato plants bit the dust. I picked 7 gallons of green tomatoes, fried a few, bread and butter pickled some and made salsa verde out of the rest.

Not much on mojitos but I do like to use several leaves of my mint when brewing a gallon of iced tea. My daughter thinks that is the best stuff she's ever drank.

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I need to get some pictures today and post them on here, you guys are really putting some good information out there!

Also, I'm going to have to search for some recipe's because I'm thinking I'll have a lot of excess fruit and vegetables this year so I'll need some good canning/pickling/freezing tips. My goal is to be eating from my garden all through the winter this year.

Luckily in Texas we have enough summer to have two good crops.
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