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6 tips to get an early crop of Snow Peas

Delicious Snow peas are one crop that can be started early in the year. But they have a short growing window, and must be planted before most other crops. This guide details the process to prepare, plant and harvest an early crop of snow peas. Be the envy of your gardening friends when you showcase a plate of early spring snow peas. 1. Soil Preparation: Pick a part of the garden that has full to partial sun to grow your peas. Make sure the soil is well-drained and loose. Peas need a trellis to grow on, so put them on[…]

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Growing Cauliflower

How to Grow Cauliflower: 5 Guides

If you need information on growing Cauliflower, here are 5 guides to help you. From a quick 30-second guide, all the way to recipes and suggestions for eating your harvest.  Check out the following five guides: 30-Second Guide to growing Cauliflower Basic, quick and dirty, no fluff, no frills guide to cauliflower. When you don’t have much time for reading and research, this is the site to go to. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support StraightWay, Inc.[…]

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7 Tips to Grow Broccoli Like A Pro!

7 Tips to Grow Broccoli Like A Pro!

Broccoli is one of those vegetables we take for granted in the supermarket. But growing Broccoli is easy to do for yourself. It is a cool-season crop, so it is grown in the spring and fall. Summer Broccoli in your supermarket probably comes from the southern hemisphere growing areas. Follow these seven tips to grow Broccoli like a pro! Zone 9 varieties to grow are Packman (in the spring), Green Comet, Premium Crop or Southern Comet. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do,[…]

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State of August Garden

State of the August Garden

The garden is taking a beating this month. We had our first over 100 degree day last week. If you want to follow along with my virtual garden tour, here is a map. We start at the lower right side, with the herb garden plots. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support StraightWay, Inc. (www.straightway.org), a non-profit rehabilitation program that works with whole families as well as single moms and dads, and single guys and gals. For more[…]

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How to Grow Cowpeas in Texas

How to Grow Cowpeas in Texas

Have you tried to grow Cowpeas? What are Cowpeas? Black-Eyed Peas are just one variety of Cowpea. Southern Peas, Crowder Peas, or Field Peas are other types. Different types of Cowpeas have different looks, tastes and textures. Grow Cowpeas by following this guide, and you can expand your repertore of delicious bean and pea dishes by experimenting with different varieties and recipes. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support StraightWay, Inc. (www.straightway.org), a non-profit rehabilitation program that works[…]

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July Garden Walkthrough

State of the July Garden

This monthly post informs you of the state of the July garden. How my garden is growing, what is working and what is not, and lessons I’ve learned along the way. It is said, “experience is the best teacher,” so this reflects my gardening experiences. Follow along and learn with me. * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you do, you will help support StraightWay, Inc. (www.straightway.org), a non-profit rehabilitation program that works with whole families as well as single moms and dads, and[…]

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