South Texas Gardening
7/27/14 - Solarizing, Oak Trees,
Solarizing oak trees. Transplanting oak trees.
7/27/14 - Trombetta Squash, Ixoras,
Why isn't the Trombetta squash plants? Killing Bermuda grass. Cutting down the Ixoras.
7/27/14 - Esperanza, Crape Myrtle, Seeds,
Are there different kinds of Esperanza? Can the roots of Crape Myrtle be covered up? What's the best way to store seeds?
7/26/14 - Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor
The Dirt Doctor, Howard Garrett, speaks with Bob about the wonders of organic gardening.
7/26/14 - Mums, Lantanas,
Can mums be cut back now? Is it common for lantanas to have their blooms fall off in the summer?
7/26/14 - Bermuda Grass, Monterrey Oak, Eggplant,
Trying to combat bermuda grass. What's the formula for a pesticide against ants? A monterrey oak has browning leaves. Eggplant never has any fruit.
7/26/14 - Zucchini, Squash,
These bugs keep bothering the zucchini plants. Too many beetles on the squash.
7/26/14 - Okra, Tomatoes, Apple Tree,
Is it too late to replant okra? What's a decent size tomato? An apple tree is dead, how to remove the stump?
7/26/14 - Tomatoes, Horn Worms, Cabbage, Papaya,
Transplanting tomatoes, but found a little green worm. Cabbage is cole plant. Planting papaya seed.
7/26/14 - Asparagus, Fig Trees, Okras,
When do you plant asparagus? A fig tree is "over sugaring" ? What is that? Got aphids on the okra.
7/26/14 - Wisteria, Irish Potatoes,
A wisteria has never bloomed. Is it a good time to plant irish potatoes?
7/26/14 - Apple Tree, Mulch, Frogs,
A caterpillar is hurting an apple tree. Do you put mulch on fruit trees? Do frogs eat mosquitoes?
7/26/14 - Mexican Sycamores, Butterfly Bush,
For transplanting, is it best to dig a square hole over a round hole? A variety of Israeli apples. Fast-growing shade trees. A butterfly bush is trying to die.
7/20/14 - Champanel Grapes, Mountain Laurel,
Will the growth of champanel grapes grow straight up on the trellis? Why did an old mountain laurel die?
7/20/14 - Top Soil, Fig Tree,
How much top soil should be laid on a rocky area for planting grass? Fig trees have too much soil around them.
7/20/14 - Sun Gold Tomatoes, Pole Beans, Gardenia,
Sun gold tomatoes are getting shriveled leaves. Why are the pole beans sprouting? Killed the gardenia.
7/20/14 - Zucchini, Yellow-Neck Squash, Tomatoes,
Do zucchini and squash cross if planted to close to each others? What kind of soil should be put in a tub for tomatoes? Way over fed the yard.
7/20/14 - Roses, Passion vines,
Trying to root some rose stems. Can passion vine stems be soaked along with rose stems?
7/20/14 - Cucumbers, Knockout Roses,
How to stop root-knot nematode. Do cucumbers die at this time of the year? A knockout rose bush is dying.
- San Antonio, TX