The trial and tribulations of growing veggies, herbs, fruit trees and other plants in Austin, TX - Hays Co. We grow in containers and raised beds, and utilize a rain water catchment system for watering our fruits and vegetables. See how we grow our veggies for our health and for fun.
Still wet, but sun is on its way
I made it out to the yard today. Its been gloomy, wet, with patches of blue sky, and no rain. So here is how the garden is doing.
We have little apples.
We have artichokes growing, but no nothing to harvest yet
Meet the swiss chard.
The peach tree has blossoms.
The meyer lemon has flowers.
The potato plants are in cages. Thought that might be safest.
A little green friend with the grape plant.
The blueberries are growing. I hope they ripen.
And some of the cutting from the trees are taking root. Don't ask me how, but its happening. We may end up with more trees. And yes, I put tags on them so I know what is what. Hopefully those tags stay put.
We have a new cold front coming in. I was out at a lesson, and in the time it took me for my lesson the temperature dropped a good 10 degrees. Withing a short while after that the wind picked up. We've gone from 68 to 42 in about two hours. They are saying tonight will get cold - down to about 32. Tomorrow daytime will be mid 50's, but tomorrow evening will be about 29. Then Saturday night should be even lower - 24 degrees at night. The days will stay somewhat moderate, but the nights should be cold for the next few evenings. By a week from now the evenings should be above freezing. We'll see what happens.
This is just the way winter works here in central Texas.
Its just after midnight and the cold has arrived. Its now 35 degrees outside and light rain. We're supposed to get down to 28 tonight. Tomorrow, technically today, is to get to a high of 30 with a low of 19. I would say we have a definite wave of cold.
Originally Wednesday was supposed to be cold, barely above freezing. Now it looks like we may get up to almost 40. But the night will still be cold, like 29. The good news is by Thursday it should be warmer than originally stated. Thursday now looks like it should be 43 for a high, and a low of 37. And Friday look like its back up to 55. That will be nice. We will be leaving on Friday and its good to know the weather will be good enough for travel.
In the meantime I wonder what the morning will bring. We have wet on the ground now, and the temperature is still dropping. It should get own to 28 tonight so this rain could freeze and turn into ice. I know a few businesses have already sent notice that they intend to close tomorrow due …
Last night we got down to 21.9. Tonight we might give down to 17. It will be cold.
Late last night we got rain. it was all of 35 degrees at the time, but it was rain. I was worried getting that kind of wet, then getting cold. This morning I woke up to find ice on the ground and on all the surfaces. The driveway was covered in a thin layer of what appeared to be ice and then we got freezing rain (?). It was like getting hit by little ice pellets that bounced when they hit.
Today we got up to all of 24 degrees. A friend came over and was able to drive up to the house. Tonight though we will be cold and down to 17. That's just simply cold.
With luck tomorrow the day time high will get up to 39, but we will again have a low of 19. But by Thursday both the day and night temps will be above freezing. That would be nice.