It is almost peach time on the little ranch in Central Texas. Other varieties have ripen, but ours are a late-June to the middle-of-July kind.
Our thin, limestone soil produces the most tasty peach you have ever put in your mouth. The peaches may be small but are packed with a dynamite taste.
The birds love to snack. Although the peaches are not quite ripe, soon, soon, we will be having peaches on cereal, on ice cream, in peach cobbler, a peach slush, some peach jam, maybe peach tea.
This is suppose to be a bird deterrent. The birds are really, really frighten; we need one of those owls with the bobbing head but haven't found one. When inspecting the peaches this morning, I saw this out of the corner of my eye on the ground. For a split second it gave me a start and then realized what it was - the plastic snake, not a real one!
There must be a secret to raising tomatoes, and I don't know it. We have three bushes which are suppose to produce at least medium-sized tomatoes and two bushes that produce cherry tomatoes. At the moment, there are all of three tiny tomatoes on two of the medium-sized bushes, but one cherry tomato bush looks promising. The flowers either drop off or dry up.
At the moment, I seem to be best at growing gourds. The gourds were kind of a fun thing to plant for bird houses after the gourds are dried. This plant is every where with gourds of all sizes hiding behind the leaves!
I refuse to be discouraged. There is this spot off the Backyard Botanical Garden. We had about an half-inch rain Monday which soften the ground enough to dig in preparation for a fall garden. Hubby informed me to plant more tomatoes! Forget the fall garden, get him some tomatoes. Fresh corn is his favorite, but fresh tomatoes run a very close second.
To give myself encouragement, I added veggie picture tubes to visualize success. I do not have a reputation of being one of those people that can stick a leaf in soil only to have it become a tree within a few months. In fact, I don't keep house plants because they all die. However, I just know it is going to change! Wait until you see the all the lush tomatoes on the new plants and then the fall garden. You will be amazed. lol
Until next time, God bless.