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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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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8 Tips for Growing a Great Okra Crop

8 Tips for Growing a Great Okra Crop

Okra is a hot season crop that grows best in the hot and humid Texas Zone 9 summers. When other plants are wilting or going to seed, Okra is just getting started, and will go strong into the fall months. Here are 8 tips for growing a great Okra 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 as single moms and dads, and single[…]

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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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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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