Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010 Garden

Here in Texas gardening is a year round activity. Right now we have lettuce ("Spring Mix" (leaf lettuce) and Red Romaine) and radishes in the garden and we're having salads just about every night. We also have carrots, broccoli, swiss chard, cabbage, cauliflower and who knows what else growing right now. I just cooked the last of the butternut squash the other night (I'll post a couple of my favorite recipes soon).

While it's nice to have fresh winter vegetables, it's more exciting harvesting vine-ripened tomatoes. Marc has started enough seed trays to plant 1/4 acre of tomatoes! Like Blue Bell we plan to eat all we can and sell the rest.

Here's a picture of the seed starting stand he built using PVC pipe and grow lights holding about 12 flats of seeds. We need about 2 more of these units.


  1. It is so cold here, I can't imagine getting my garden ready. You guys really plan ahead.

  2. Wow. Reading your post makes me feel both envy (that you are gardening already) and relief (that my garden is under 3 feet of snow)! I can't imagine the work involved in gardening year-round. I don't think I could handle it, but I love the idea that you are doing it! K