Monday, August 22, 2016

Oh Deer. Gardening in Texas

Well we've moved from the fertile land of Kentucky to my home state of barrenness, Texas. Land to a million pests, the biggest being deer.

The good news? They hate herbs! So that's what I've been growing and it's the only thing that's safe.

Also, the fig tree that was here has given us many figs - a fun new fruit for the boys. Again, though, the deer eat any of the lower ones.

Inside the gate where the dogs are, however, my brother and I grew about 100 cucumbers and pickled! I was surprised that the cucumbers didn't mind the heat and grew straight through July.