Of Cowpeas, Butterbeans and Okra: Is it too late to plant cowpeas in Houston?

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Of Cowpeas, Butterbeans and Okra

By farmerdill
August 4, 2015

August here in Georgia is tough on vegetables.Triple-digit temps drive us all to seeking a little shade. The spring vegetables are long gone, summer vegetables are going into intermission, snd corn is in the freezer. But there are a few that love it, the foremost being cowpeas, butter beans, and okra.

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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Aug 4, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Just went through my seed stash over the weekend, and would like to plant a 4x8' bed of Lady cream peas, Top Pick Pinkeye Purple Hull Peas (TPPEPHPs), and Texas 8 Cream peas. We're heading into triple digits next week, but, the weather has been fairly tolerable. Won't get our first frosts until mid- to late-November, or, if it holds out, mid-December.

All the varieties I named above average 60-65 DTMs. Smiling

Thanks! Thank You!
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Aug 4, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Linda, The yield will be cut drastically when maturing in October, but those late peas will be delicious , just not as many of them. Top Pick will be the quickest to the finish line.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Aug 4, 2015 12:06 PM CST
Thanks, Farmerdill!

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