Garden in the Valley

Okra Flower   In many parts of the country it's not the traditional time of year to have a flourishing garden but Texas has a warm fall and late winter so planting in August or early September/October yields a nice crop of vegies.  Many of the crops are still too small to photograph but some are really "going crazy."

   The okra's been in the ground since early August and mostly harvested but we still get a flower or two when a new fruit bursts out of it's stem.  

   Tomatoes often finish their harvest earlier than normal due to cool temperatures in November but if you get them in soon enough you get gifted with these little gems.  Roma Tomatoes
   Our San Antonio RV Park serves many a traveler and several seasonal guests as well-
who would love the freshness of home grown vegies and herbs but aren't in any one place long enough to grow or just not there at the time of harvest so we came up with The Community Garden idea last year and it has been a real success. 

Swiss Chard, Cilantro and Lettuce
   Even guests who visit far into the winter are able to take advantage of the "greens" garden since these will continue to produce right through a freeze. 

    Currently the staff does the planting and cultivating but we are hoping that guests who reside here for a month or more at times, will take the initiative to get involved and share the satisfaction of actually growing or participating in the production of what we eat.  As we get some additional participation we will likely enlarge our growing areas.
If you're visiting us at Hidden Valley don't hesitate to treat yourself to whatever is harvest-able during your stay.  Now the swiss chard is very large and leafy and the newest lettuce and herbs are about an inch tall and growing steadily.  

Welcome to the Harvest!

Teri Blaschke is the RV Park operator of family owned HiddenValley RV Park in San Antonio, TX and writer of the park blog “A Little Piece of Country in San Antonio.” Teri contributes to various other blogs with a focus on either travel or social media and how it relates to the outdoor hospitality industry but her passion is serving the RV travel community by providing a memorable RV camping experience and growing the Hidden Valley RV family.  Connect with , Facebook and Twitter@HiddenValleyRV

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