Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gardening in Brown County, Texas

Today I planted swiss chard and broccoli. It's too early for either, by a couple of weeks, but I'm feeling daring.

Gardening here is somewhat of a challenge. The strong, dry winds pull moisture out of the plants like they're in a dehydrator. This time of year there is a 40 degree difference between day and night temperatures. And about once per week, some night will drop down below freezing with a killing frost.

Yet putting any plant in the ground is always an exercise in hope. We do our small part and we trust in the Lord for the increase.

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