Saturday, May 12, 2012
Welcome to Garden Week here at OPOD. We kick the week off with this picture of a man in his fine looking garden. The picture was taken in 1939 in Marshall Texas.
So I am curious if we have some avid gardeners out there. I am interested in hearing your plans for a garden.
As for me, I have pretty much given up on an outside garden. It has gotten to where the West Texas summers are so hot and so dry, it is hard to make a garden work. Back in the day, you did not think much about your water bill for a garden, but now days you can get a pretty big water bill pretty easily. Last summer I planted a corn patch, and pretty much had to leave the water running all the time to keep it watered. Even with all the watering, the corn did not make, and even if it had, I could have purchased corn at the farmer's market for less than what my water bill was.
So, this year I am focused on the indoor garden in the greenhouse. I have cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, collards and broccoli producing right now.
As far as outdoor gardening, I am growing garlic. It pretty much grows wild, and does not need to be watered. Also, I have put in an orchard with about a dozen fruit trees.
OK, now let us know what your garden will look like this year!