3.01.2011

It's Planting Time Here in Texas


Can you guess what I have in this box?  It is something really special to me.


It is where I have been keeping my seeds.


It is time to start planting here in Texas.


     I have always stuck mainly to flowers but this year I plan to try my hand at vegetables.  It has been many years since I have tried growing vegetables so I am a bit nervous.  Flowers seem so easy compared to vegetables.  


     The last time I tried vegetables was about 17 years ago.  We had just moved to a new area.  It was even a new planting zone.  I dreamed of corn on the cob, okra, pumpkins, and cucumbers.


I was not prepared for the new soil type or the higher temperatures.  To make matters worse we had a terrible drought that year.  My poor vegetable garden was a failure that year.  I haven't tried vegetables since that year for one reason or another.  Every good gardener knows that to be a good gardener requires trying over and over again until you succeed.  



     I always tell others that the secret to being a good gardener is never giving up.  Good gardeners will tend to a plant even though it looks dead.  They experiment with different plants in different areas of their gardens.  Sometimes it is just a matter of finding the right spot for each plant.  I decided it was time that I try vegetables once again.  Maybe I will actually get that beautiful picket fence vegetable garden that I have always dreamed of.  I'm not sure if I will plant all these seeds.  We will have to see what the year brings this year.  I sure hope it brings some juicy corn, okra,  pumpkins, and cucumbers.



     I am prepared to face the soil, the high temperatures, and I hope and pray we do not have another drought.  I guess, I have talked about it enough.  It is time to get out there and get my garden ready to plant because it is planting time here in Texas.
Until Next Time
Debbie

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13 comments:

La Zia Artemisia said...

Spring is too far from here at the moment, but i have a great joy watching to your seeds^^
Bye from Italy
la Zia Artemisia

Debbie's Garden said...

OMGosh are you startin ALL those seed packets? Your seed box is beautiful.
It won't be planting time until early May here for me in Chicago.
It's like you're in a time machine, ahead of me.

Darla said...

Veggies are a challenge for me too. I keep trying though. You have a nice collection of seeds here and a very pretty way of storing them.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh, you're gonna make me CRY! I am so excited to dig my nails into some dirt...once it thaws out, that is. ;)

this blessed nest said...

i am itching to dig in the dirt!

LOVE your seed box. it is beautiful, PLUS it holds such scared items. ;) (at least in my book.)

thanks so much for linking up to the fling.

kellie

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Good luck on your veggy garden!

scottweberpdx said...

Yay for spring! I can't wait to see how your seeds fare!

Eadaoin said...

Wow that's a whole lot of seeds! Your garden will be flourishing soon :) I bought my Dad lots of seeds as a Christmas present incluing some new veggies he's never grown before - I'm looking forward to tasting them when summer comes and things are beginning to ripen!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Debbie, I love your seeds. I need to get 'Cherries Jubilee' Nasturtium yet. I love growing these. Good luck with your planting. Please keep us posted on your success!

Tatyana said...

Debbie, you are well prepared! I hope you'll have a lot of vegetables this year! Good luck!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Oh with all the night frost we are having I'll have to wait another month before I can get serious with the sowing. But I have started the planning. I am going to try veggies too, this year.

FlowerLady said...

What a lovely box to keep seeds in. I hope your garden does really well for you this year.

FlowerLady

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my, you "are" going to plant, what a collection of seeds. Veges are not as much fun as flowers, but if it works, the fresh veges are especialy yummie. I am new to the south and learning. I grew cotton last year just for fun and loved watching it. Spring is the best!

Marcie