Hello, gardening friends! Since my last (brief, photoless) post, I've been vacationing in the South Texas desert. We stayed at the Big Bend Getaway,
hiked the Grapevine Hills Trail to the Balanced Rock in Big Bend National Park,
and went swimming at Balmorhea State Park.
Since I've been back, I've been getting the raised beds ready for the fall garden, and today I got the first round of transplants and seeds planted, yay!
I planted arugula, artichoke, dill, beets, broccoli, carrots, chard, cilantro, cucumbers, green beans, lettuces, mustard, parsley, radish, sage, spinach, and tomatoes. Yeah, it's a bit late for those summery ones, but hey, it was 101 today. We'll have very warm days for another six to eight weeks, and daytime temperatures above 70 for at least a month after that.
Are you ready for fall?
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