Fall Gardening in New Braunfels

One of the things I have missed most (besides my family and friends, of course!) about Arizona is my garden & fruit trees.  I was so excited to see actual fruit on my trees this year, and we were taken away before getting to taste it!  I even had blackberries ready to ripen on the vine.  God was so good to give us a house here in TX with fruit trees.  Granted, they are two fruits I have never eaten in my life (figs and persimmons), but they are fruit trees, none the less.  (Ok, I have eaten figs–in newtons.  lol) But, I still missed the fun of picking all the ripe tomatoes our of our garden. 

(Don’t you love the hat?)  Can you guess what this is?

So, I was really excited to find out that New Braunfels has a second growing season in the fall that lasts through November!  I’ve heard that we can plant a second crop of tomatoes and zucchini right now, plus plant cold weather crops, like broccoli and lettuce. 

The kids all got to help.
Carrying the big planter to the back yard.  Ryan also made two small ones.

 So, Ryan built planters for me, and yesterday we went and bought soil (to fill the planters), tons of seeds (I left all mine in AZ–oops!), and some seedlings from the Plant Haus.  I planted tomatoes, zucchini, & bell pepper plants.  And from seed, broccoli, celery (a first for me!), sweet peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes, and green onions.  Plus, I bought a chocolate mint and a thyme plant, and planted chamomile, basil, oregano, dill, and cilantro.  I’m really excited to see what grows!

This is where I planted the sweet peas (two kinds!), lettuce, carrots, radishes, & onions…You can see one of the four fig trees to the right in the picture. 

 Next spring, when the fruit trees arrive, we’ll be buying several dwarf varieties that will live in pots for a few years until we have our own house.  Pretty much everything grows here–from apples and pears to citrus.  Even bananas!  How cool is that?! Even in the little things, God is faithful. 🙂 

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