Summer 2019 Garden Update North Texas


Faithful HomesteaderI had some high hopes for the garden this year, but it has not been all that I hoped it would be. Due to an early wet season and our dog, much of our labors were in vain. I was so looking forward to an abundance of squash and carrots. I always like when our corn does well.

Our small harvest of corn. Photo by Faithful Homesteader

This year I actually put in a lot more labor than I had in previous years. My husband is the gardener with a green thumb. I planted seeds and plants. I added compost and mulch to the garden. This was the first year that I actually planted some flowers for my enjoyment. 

My garden Petunias Photo by Faithful Homesteader

Squash has become a real staple of my diet and in previous years we enjoyed quite the harvest. I wanted that this year too, but our dog decided on a different plan. We actually did block off the squash bed with some chicken wire, but our dog still managed to get in there and dig it up better than a tiller. I hoped some of it would be salvageable, but so far that is not the case. I am so not happy with the dog concerning this. He also ate a pear tree. He destroyed and went after the area with the beans, but my husband was able to salvage them.

Another thing that I was looking forward to eating was some artichoke, but our dog Nuddie destroyed the seedlings. My husband was looking forward to growing the cucumber, but hurricane Nuddie trashed that crop as well. I guess we have to do a better job at doggie proofing the garden. 

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