South Texas Gardening
7/19/14 - Howard Garret, the Dirt Doctor07/23/14
Bob speaks with Howard Garrett about organic gardening and the dangers of not being organic.
7/19/14 - Climbing Roses, Earthworms,
Is it too late to prune climbing roses? Is there a difference in worm castings and compost? Is railroad ties recommended to expand a garden?
7/19/14 - Okra, Roses, Eggplant,
Some okra are fruiting while others are blooming fine. Two rose bushes have either dead stalks or strange growths. Eggplant has plenty of leaves, but no fruit.
7/19/14 - Naval Orange, Peach Tree,
Planting naval oranges in an around a new property. A peach tree suddenly doesn't produce anymore, leaves are browning.
7/19/14 - Blister Beetle, Dogwood,
How to get rid of blister beetles on the tomato plant. Are there any native dogwoods in South Texas? Strange gooseneck-looking plant in the garden.
7/19/14 - Japanese Ligustrum, Asiatic Jasmine,
How to fight ligustrum off an oak tree. Why doesn't Asiatic Jasmine grow uphill? Organic fertilizers are more economic.
7/19/14 - Juniper, Fertilizer, Ornamental Kale, Pansies,
Is the juniper in New Mexico the same as the cedar in Texas? What's the difference between dry fertilizer and wet fertilizer? Is it okay to plant ornamental kale now? Are pansies a cold-weather crop?
7/19/14 - Chinese Squash, Oriental Longbeans, Mice,
Chinese Squash grows long, but it doesn't have much fruit. There are strange bites on the oriental longbeans. Fighting garden mice.
7/19/14 - Tomato,
When is a good time to remove the fruit off of a tomato plant?
7/19/14 - Lemon Tree,
A lemon tree in a molasses bucket is losing leaves quickly. Will insulate help the tree?
7/19/14 - Mexican Sycamores, Weeds, Palmetto,
Can a Mexican Sycamore recover after being neglected? Weeds are taking over the yard. Is palmetto drought tolerant?
7/6/14 - Hackberry Tree, Woodpecker,
The leaves are yellowing on a hackberry tree. How do you deter woodpeckers?
7/6/14 - Grape Fruit, Japanese Boxwood,
Will Grape fruit seeds from the grocery store grow a tree? Will air grafting work on Japanese Boxwood?
7/6/14 - Tomatoes, Crape Myrtle, Monterrey Oak,
Why are the leaves curling on a tomato plant? Can tomato plant be topped off at a length? Moving a crape myrtle. Monterrey Oak is getting only a little light.
7/6/14 - Watermelons, Field Mice, Fire Bush,
Why does a watermelon look like blossom end rot? Using peppermint oil to rid the garden of field mice. Is it too late to dig up a fire bush?
7/5/14 - Howard Garret, the Dirt Doctor
Bob speaks with Howard Garrett about the wonders of Organic Gardening.
7/5/14 - Peaches, Nectarines, Mesquite, Mexican Lime Tree,
The leaves of a peach tree are fading. Leaves of nectarines are turning red. Mesquite in Texas. Leaves started to curl on a Mexican Lime.
7/5/14 - Hydrogen Peroxide,
The uses of hydrogen peroxide in the garden and for other things.
7/5/14 - Red Tip Trees, Texas Wild Flowers, Angel Trumpets,
Should the limbs of a Red Tip be cut off if they're dead? Why are the seeds growing in one area, but not in others? When can Angel Trumpets be transporting?
7/5/14 - Elaeagnus Berries, Goji Berry,
Is it easy growing elaeagnus berries? Do sea berries do well? Goji berries?
- San Antonio, TX