Bountiful Harvest – The Garden in February

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We garden year round and have had the most severe drought last Summer with over a month of temperatures over 100 degrees and absolutely no rain.  The National Weather Service considered our area in a CRITICAL drought!  Our poor garden was frying.  The vegetables actually cooked right on the bushes.  Elmer watches over the garden and worked and worked to keep it alive, along with his helpers! 

 

 Well his efforts paid off we are still eating the wonderful squash, onions and sweet potatoes from last year’s harvest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now we are enjoying fresh brocoli, cauliflower, fennel, kale, asparagus and lots of wonderful German lettuce!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The flowers are all a bloom! Even the Redbud trees are budding…….a sure sign of Spring…….in February! I fear a big freeze will come and slap all these optimistic plants upside the head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chili Pequin continues to bear fruit all through this winter! He is determined to out live any frost, drought or wimpy gringo!

……and of course, the Lady Rosemary continues to flourish under any circumstance….

The Borage is full of bees. We always keep this wonderful, watermelon flavored herb all over the garden for the pleasure of our wonderful bees, who keep our earth alive.

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    • You are welcome to join me in my garden vicariously and I so hope you enjoy it. We have worked so hard on the garden and nuturing the soil to get to this point. You enjoy my gardenn and I shall continue to savor your wonderful mac&cheese and beautiful apple pies, cause this oven is still turned off! Thanks so much for visiting the garden and for your comments. Emil……….the Tin Man

  1. Yum!! I didn’t know you had butternut squash, I love butternut squash….I think I could have talked you out of at least one, hahahaha. Yes the garden has come a long way, I remember what it looked like when you first started the fence, Elmer did a wonderful job!

  2. I hope you have soft rains, pleasant weather and a bountiful garden. My garden tomatoes can’t even go into the ground until late May at our summer cottage in Maine.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog as it led me to yours! We just moved from San Antonio in January and are now seeing the beauty of the Rhineland (Germany) which is so different than the last few dry years in the Alamo City. Your garden looks phenomenal…so jealous! We ended up getting our backyard semi-xeriscaped to make it livable for our tenants and not a potential mudhole!

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