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First cucumber is growing!!!!!

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Sometimes I get tired of living in Texas.  After all, I've lived here -- in the same city -- all my life.  The only thing I like is being able to get a jump start on the garden.  Everything is starting to bloom.  We've already picked several strawberries and have quite a few tomatoes forming.  The thing I'm really excited about though is MY FIRST CUCUMBER IS FORMING!!  Lookie:

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(Picture's showing now thanks to Tom.  You're awesome guy!)

 

I can't wait to make pickles!  The next thing I want to start producing is the okra.  Oh how I've missed okra.....  The blooms are just gorgeous too!

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I'm a bit jealous, I know I can't plant for almost a month from now. May your gardens be especially bountiful this year!

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Thanks!

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I've got my zucchini and tomato starts in egg cartons and peat pots and hope that I can plant outside in a couple weeks.  We might be close to freezing tomorrow according to our weather man.  I don't usually plant until close to Memorial Weekend but for some reason this year - I'm ready now! 

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Be careful what you wish for!!!

My guess is that you would miss all that warmth and sunshine and the early garden!  We haven't even begun to plant vegetables yet! I've lived in the area I live in my whole life too, while some things do get monotonous I would trade it for any other location, especially when we have perfect 75 degree days in the middle of July and August!  Mary Engelbreit's quote: "Grow where you are planted" comes to mind!    

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Being up here in North Country, we still have to wait for the ground to unthaw..LOL 

I remember when I lived in San Antonio  back in the 70's and in May we would have like 102  temp.

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In July of 2007, I had my 3rd son...the day I went home from the hospital, it was 105 outside...I'm in Washington state, and that's just not so normal for this side of the country!  I asked the dr. if he could find something wrong just so I could stay in that nice cool hospital for one more night! :o)  It didn't work. 

But this year, it's been cold.  We had a few days last week that hit up in the 80's but now we are back down in the 50's and 60's.  I would love to have some 70's!!!

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Oh yeah and then throw the heat index on top of that and you have 110+ degree weather.  I wish I lived where it's cooler.

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That's a really pretty pic of your newly formed cucumber. Great shot!

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Thanks!