CHILLY DAYS IN TEXAS

gardenandgem, Updated: 1 min read164 views
Its rather cold and sometimes windy in January, which is the coldest month of the year here in Houston.

The average lowest temperature is 6,7°C, (44°F). But there have been colder nights this week than the average temperature tells. The rather big difference between day and night temperatures makes it a struggle for some of our garden plants to adapt.

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“-This is chilly, we want to go inside again and continue to beg for some (all) of your breakfast!”
I have a rather ugly but very practical tip on how to keep your favourite plants alive. You will need some large plastic container, preferably with a hollow handle on the side of the bottle. Water bottles are ideal! Cut the bottom and the top off with a knife, find a stick or two, and voila, there you go!

I have to tell that this was one of the very, very rare occasions that my better half (the Engineer with a very practical, non aesthetically view of life) was impressed with me.

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It looks terrible, but if it keeps my very small and very sickly Eucalyptus alive I actually do not care.
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This is not a plant I brag about. My poor, poor Eucalyptus plant!
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I am a big fan of Cilantro (Coriander), though my youngest daughter claim that it tastes like licking the bottom side of a lawnmower. (How does she know??) You see the stick pushed down through the handle and down in the ground to keep the can from flying away in the wind.

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1 Comment
  • toralya
    January 28, 2016

    For your information I am learning to like coriander now! It does *somewhat* still taste like lawn clippings to me, but I am working on it! :D