Plant your peas!


POSTED: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 5:58pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:42am

"A lot of people are planting right now," said Chad Gulley.

Many people are under the impression that the summer is too hot and too early to start their fall garden.

But, that is not the case.

In fact, waiting too late could slow the crops down.

So for many of the seeds you want to plant, now is the time.

"Our recommendation is from July one to August one," Gully said.

Gully works at Texas A&M Extension Agrilife.

He showed me that there are dates you just can't plant.

Because the cut off date for a lot of this produce is august first, "you need to start thinking about it now," said Cindy Steele.

"We've only got so many days to beat our first frost," Steele said.

Owner of Steele's Feed and Seed, Cindy Steele, says you can lose your whole crop if you don't beat the winter temps.

"If you don't plant them now, then you're going to be running the risk of doing all this work and us getting a freeze and killing the peas," Steele said.

The only warning for planting right now is soil moisture.

"If you don't have a way of watering or if we don't have the rainfall that's going to be a limiting factor," Gully said.

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Gulley may work for A&M, but he don't {sic{ know squash about planting peas. About the time you come home from the hospital after your heat-stroke, and when you can sit in a wheelchair to look out of a window at your pea patch, you can dial 911 for the ambulance you'll need having a heart attach watching the deer and hogs decimate your crop. And just you try to knock-off one of those critters with ol' trusty 30-06. G-Man warden will throw you under the jail. Save money, buy them off the roadside

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