Hurricane Season Vegetable Garden Prep

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Watching the news recently, I saw a report on Hurricane Beryl that made landfall in Texas earlier this month. It reminded me that there are a lot of things we can do now to prepare not only for a hurricane if one should hit, but also for any other disaster that may occur.

A vegetable garden is a good way to supplement food we get from the grocery store. Not many of us have a large enough space to grow all the vegetables that we will eat for the summer, and definitely not for the entire year. If you are thinking about growing a few vegetables in your own yard, it’s a good idea to start small with a few plants and then expand the garden as you get the hang of growing vegetables.

If you have a fence or a trellis of some type that they can grow on here are a couple of fairly easy ones to grow that can be started now. Snap pole beans are a good option, because they grow up a trellis and you don’t have to bend over to pick them. They grow relatively fast and produce beans in about 70 days.

Another good one for a trellis or fence is the cucumber. They also can be trained to grow up so bending isn’t a huge problem and they begin producing in about 60 days. If there aren’t a lot of pollinators in the area, hand pollinating may be needed. That’s an article in and of itself.

If bending or getting down on the ground isn’t a problem, then carrots can be started now. They won’t mature for about 80 days, but what a sweet treat they are when they are ready to be picked.

Whatever vegetable you decide to grow, remember that water is a big part of the garden’s success. Water every couple of days to make sure the plants have plenty of water to grow and develop the way they need to.