TWO WEEKS LATER
OLD BERRY ROOTS FROM WI
I somewhat developed an affinity for strawberries. When we left WI and moved to Texas, I took some bare roots of my old strawberry plants and planted them in the grow bags in the middle of May. My Wisconsin strawberries went through a lot of stress like the drastic change in the weather and the 20-hour transport drive in the trailer from Wisconsin to Texas. I was a bit skeptical if they would still grow.
MY GARDEN IN THE MID-SUMMER
This was how my vegetable garden looked in the mid-summer or technically the first days of summer around June. Seeds that I planted in the dirt were about an inch high, while those from kitchen scraps were about 3-5 inches.
STILL THRIVING IN THE PEAK SUMMER
It is the middle of July, and it is indeed humid and hot in Texas. I couldn’t believe this week’s outdoor temperature was in 3 digits; 104F to 109F the highest recorded so far. Everyone in this town was hiding from the sun; plants were wilting very fast; and the garden ground had deepening cracks.
This time, I started watering my veggies twice a day – early morning around 7-8am and early night around 6-7pm. I even moved all the pots from the middle of the yard to the side of the fence closer to the house to give the plants more shade time.
Despite the heat, my veggies are thriving in foliage. I already harvested basil, rosemary, spring onions and pepper leaves to use for cooking. I’ve seen only a couple of strawberries but they dried out faster. I didn’t expect berries this year since it’s a June-bearing variety and will not produce until next Spring.
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