Monday, July 14, 2008

Gardening in Houston

Now that our garden bed has been restored, I can't wait to plant something. Of course, seeing as it's July, it's still too early for most Fall garden things. I think we're going to try tomatoes, though. There are also some things growing in the garden that look like seeds that got dug up and are now sprouting. I have no clue what they are, if you have any idea, let me know if they're worth keeping.



For those of you in the area, here are some websites with tons of info on gardening here.

Urban Harvest
Galveston County Master Gardeners
Fire Ants
Fruit Gardening
HoustonGardening - take time to really browse this site, a wealth of information!

8 comments:

Jeni said...

Looks like it could be a type of squash. It doesn't look like a weed, so that's good!

Jeannie said...

I don't know a thing about gardening. I don't have the slightest desire at all to dig in the dirt with the bugs...::shudder::

We have been loooking at some sites though, I want hydrangeas in the front of the house. So, we have been researching those.

re Nate's curls, thank you! I do love them, too!! I have started to trim them, especially the ones in the front, I knew it was time when he was asking for the girls' clippies to wear!

I am going to keep it long in the back though....I just love the curls, and he has plenty of time for a short haircut when he is a grown up. I know my dad and my inlaws think it is too long, but oh well!

Oh, I would love to get your opinion/thoughts/suggestions on my latest post topic....weaning.....

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while and really enjoy it! I think that you have a watermelon seedling. Google some pictures and see if you agree.

Doreen said...

Anonymous, welcome to my blog, glad you enjoy it (whoever you are)! :o) I think you're right, I'm pretty sure they're watermelons. From what I've found online, they may be sugar baby melons. Which would be nice, because they just might make it before it gets too cold in the fall. :p

Sabrina said...

Watermelon, right? Or some kind of melon. The leaf looks a little "off" what I remember watermelons looking like. . .Hope the gardening is going well!!! We're going to have a bumper crop of lemons this fall!!!

Lari said...

My husband has also started a garden here in Texas...
You can read about it here:
edensenvy.blogspot.com

Lari said...

By the way... how is the soil there in Houston? Here, it's pretty much clay.

Doreen said...

Larissa, we have clay soil, mixed with a bit of sand. I put a whole bunch of compost/humus in the garden bed to hopefully help stuff grow. We'll see how it works out. I checked out your husband's blog, he's a brave soul for trying to garden during the summer! Looks like he's being a little successful, at least. I've only got a couple of tomato plants, and those watermelons that just started growing. We'll see how they turn out. I'm waiting another month or so, and then I want to put in some snap peas.