How to Grow Amazing Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Amazing Sweet Potatoes

Growing amazing sweet potatoes that are the envy of your neighbors is very possible. Follow these tips to start, grow and harvest a plentiful crop of sweet potatoes in your home garden. * 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 information, visit my Disclosure page. Sweet Potatoes are a hot summer crop to[…]

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The June Garden Walk-through

* 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 information, visit my Disclosure page. I have a plot plan if you want to follow along as we walk through the garden. The first four 4×4 foot plots are for herbs. In Plot 1, the Stevia is growing well, it is about 24″ tall now.[…]

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6 things to do in the June garden

6 Things You Must Do in the June Garden

June is an “in-between” month in Texas gardens. The spring garden is about done producing, and the summer garden has been planted and growing. But it is not a time to slack off and become less vigilant. Rather, there are six things you should continue to do in the June garden and through the summer . * 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[…]

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May Garden Walkthrough

The May Garden Walkthrough

Here’s the May update on my garden. For those of you just joining the Zone 9 Gardener, I have a 900 square foot garden I grow vegetables in for my family. It consists of several 4×8 foot sections, each devoted to various specific crops. This post is to keep you up to date with what is happening in my garden. The plot is pictured below: My herb garden covers four plots. In plot one, I have stevia, growing well. It’s about two feet tall now. My mint plant, which I planted in a pot to contain it, is trying to[…]

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May Garden Walkthrough

7 Things to do in the May Garden

May is the beginning of the hot summer season in Texas. You have already planted most of what you will by now, and it is time to maintain what you have planted and is growing in your garden. Here are seven things you should do in your May garden. * 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[…]

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Growing Onions in South Texas

Onions are a very low maintenance crop for your garden. I usually plant mine in an out-of the-way spot for two reasons: It is a long-season crop, and it is almost a set-and-forget type of crop. However, there are some things  you need to be aware of when growing onions in order to get the best crop. * 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[…]

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