In the Garden

26 Jun

We’ve had some rain.  Since Father’s Day there’ve been rain showers most days.  Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten as much as a lot of places around the area, but I am still hopeful that we’ll go back to just a moderate drought instead of a severe drought when the report comes out next Thursday.  When I checked my garden on Thursday, it looked much better.  I’ll even get my first zucchini soon.


Unfortunately, I’m still having disagreements with the deer on whether or not my garden is a buffet for them.

cabbage–well, half of a cabbage

I am also happy to say that the things I replanted are starting to germinate.


You can still see the huge cracks and how dry it looks even after the rain we’ve gotten.

sweet corn

I hope this time we don’t get so scorching hot that my new little seedlings get baked.  That’s what happened to the okra that managed to germinate last time.


I also found a bag of onion sets at the farm store that wasn’t too bad, so I replanted where the onions didn’t come up.  Funny thing is that I kept uncovering the ones I had planted previously, and they hadn’t rotted.  They just haven’t had enough rain to make them grow, so some of them I just put back in the ground and hoped the rain we just got would be enough to get them going.


And of course, the rain is making the weeds grow, so I need to get back in there and weed some more.

sweet corn, weeds, and onions

Overall, It’s not looking too bad for the crazy weather we’ve had.

5 Responses to “In the Garden”

  1. janicead June 26, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

    There have been times when the cracks in north Texas were so wide a wide athletic shoe could get trapped. Hoping for some rain for you.

    • Teresa June 26, 2021 at 4:32 pm #

      Wow. That is bad. We have had a few more rains, but not the drought buster we need. There are still more chances next week, so I’ll just keep being grateful for what we do get.

  2. Jeanne June 26, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m glad you’re at least getting some rain. We haven’t had any. And it’s so hot! Today the high on my weather station said it was 98 or 99 degrees. The regular thermometer on the kitchen window frame said 102. They are both on the north side of the house. The one outside the kitchen has my daughter’s white trailer sitting right there, so it may be reflecting some heat. Tomorrow’s prediction is now 112-115 degrees! It’s so unreal! I’m watering my potted flowers every day. The garden has soaker hoses.

    It’s hard to imagine cracks so wide a shoe could get trapped in them!

    • Teresa June 26, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

      I heard about your weather on the news. It’s horrible. I hope you get relief soon.

  3. Eileen Wise June 27, 2021 at 4:34 am #

    I hope you have some rain soon. The drought sounds awful.
    Have a great day and a happy new week!

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