August in East Texas


Meadowlark

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Hot and humid...but many varieties love those conditions. It is also a time of soil preparation for next spring's garden and for this fall/winter garden. I split it into thirds...1/3 producing, 1/3 preparing for fall/winter, and 1/3 preparing for next spring.

  • 1/3 of the garden is daily producing more tomatoes, okra, peppers, cucumbers, than we can possibly use.
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  • 1/3 is flourishing in an alfalfa cover crop rebuilding soil where this years potato, onion, and beans grew. This will remain in alfalfa until next spring when it will become the seed bed for the spring garden.
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  • 1/3 is planted in soil building soybeans following corn and other veggie production and will be tilled under this fall for the fall/winter vegetables

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Hot and humid...but many varieties love those conditions. It is also a time of soil preparation for next spring's garden and for this fall/winter garden. I split it into thirds...1/3 producing, 1/3 preparing for fall/winter, and 1/3 preparing for next spring.

  • 1/3 of the garden is daily producing more tomatoes, okra, peppers, cucumbers, than we can possibly use.
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  • 1/3 is flourishing in an alfalfa cover crop rebuilding soil where this years potato, onion, and beans grew. This will remain in alfalfa until next spring when it will become the seed bed for the spring garden.
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  • 1/3 is planted in soil building soybeans following corn and other veggie production and will be tilled under this fall for the fall/winter vegetables

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You are livin' the dream as far as I'm concerned. You've got an amazing, enviously large garden going. Texas is too hot for my blood, but that looks like lovely country.
 
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Meadowlark

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Thanks wkevinc for the comments. It is a hot climate, no doubt, but other than Alaska, there's no place I'd rather live.

Thankfully we are past the very hot days now and until next June or so gardening is very nice.
 

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