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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Growing Tips for Summer Squash

Growing Tips for Summer Squash

When people think of summer squash, they usually think of Zucchini. But there is more to summer squash than Zucchini. Other types of summer squash are: Yellow Squash: yellow, long, some with curved necks Zucchini Squash: Club-shaped, green fruits Pattypan Squash: Small, shaped like small flying saucers with scalloped edges. Colors from green to yellow to white Round Squash: Single-serving sized fruits on compact bushes Tromboncino Squash: Large curved light-green fruit, grows best on a trellis * Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You don’t have to purchase them through my links, but if you[…]

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State of the April Garden

State of the April Garden

Just a little tour to show you what’s happening in my garden in April. I have my garden divided up into several plots for herbs and vegetables. You can see a plot plan here. * 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. My herb plots are a mixed[…]

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Growing Eggplant in Texas Zone 9

Growing Eggplant in Texas Zone 9

Eggplants are in the same family as Peppers, Potatoes and Tomatoes. Since they are similar, they share the same growing conditions. If you know how to grow those crops, you can grow beautiful, delicious Eggplants also. But here are some tips if you are not familiar with growing Eggplants: * 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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Gardening in March

The Planting Guide for Gardening in March

March is finally here, and the 15th is the last average frost date in Zone 9! That means gardening in March can begin in earnest! You can now start planting seeds in the ground, instead of indoors under grow lights. * 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. Transplants Whatever you have still growing indoors[…]

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2017 March Garden

State of the March Garden

My 2017 March garden is different than any one I have done before. This year, I am working with plant families and planning on crop rotation in future years. Last year, I learned about companion plants and beneficial insects. This year in the March garden I will put my knowledge into practice. The Garden Layout This year’s garden layout is similar to last year‘s, in that I have small plots dedicated to certain crops. It is different in that I have planned for better water retention, and better use of vertical spaces. This is the plot plan for my 2017[…]

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