South Texas Gardening
7/5/14 - Cucumbers, Okra, Bush Beans,07/07/14
There are only male blooms for cucumbers. It's time to plant okra and bush beans.
7/5/14 - Contender Beans, Compensating Drip,
The leaves on a contender beans are brown and blotchy. How long do you let the compensating drips system run? Germinator mix with tomato seeds.
6/29/14 - Rock Roses, Tomatoes,
Leaves are turning white on the rock roses. And organic stew to spray over the tomatoes that protect it from squirrels.
6/29/14 - Red Oak Trees, Morning Glories,
Drought stress on red oak trees. Vines are growing from morning glories that are really long. Will oak leaves make a good compost?
6/29/14 - Winter Rye, Deer,
Can Grow-n-Green be left in the water, dissolved and then used as a fertilizer? Do deer like to eat Winter Rye? Keeping deer out until the oats grow.
6/29/14 - Jujube, Pomegranate, Eggplant,
Can you cut down the jujube during the winter? When do you tell when the Pomegranate fruit is ready? Should eggplant be grown in a row?
6/29/14 - Mountain Laurel, Fertilizer, Crape Myrtles,
Mountain Laurels are yellowing. How much fertilizer do you lay on a raised bed? Can you propagate Crape Myrtles?
6/29/14 - Ants, Nutsedge, Delphiniums,
What can be used indoors to stop ants? Will thick black plastic kill the nutsedge? Dodelphiniums do well in Texas?
6/29/14 - Crape Myrtles, Hydrangeas, Nutsedge,
Crape Myrtles are blooming at different times. How do you wrap hydrangeas? Using molasses to kill nutsedge.
6/29/14 - Tomoteos, Bark Beetle,
Shrub recommendation. The tomoteos are not placing fruit, but plenty of blooms. Bark beetles are in the trees.
6/28/14 - Compost, Asparagus, Cornmeal,
What should be added to new ground cover under a tree? Does asparagus still keep coming up during the summer? Where to find smaller portions of cornmeal?
6/28/14 - Tuscarora Crape Myrtle, Tomatoes,
Are all crape myrtles grafted? Shoots growing. Yellowing on the leaves on a tomato plant.
6/28/14 - Fig Tree, Hydrogen Proxide,
Does too much water bad for fig tree? Using hydrogen proxide to kill algae in the water.
6/28/14 - Rats, Wax Beans,
How to keep the rats from eating the watermelons. Wax beans are dying off.
6/28/14 - Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor
Bob and Howard talk about the wonders of the organic program and tips to improve your garden.
6/28/14 - St. Augustine, Artichoke, Onions,
What are the weeds growing in the St. Augustine? How long is the life span of an artichoke? The onions this year are growing hallow, what's wrong?
6/28/14 - Meyers Lemon Tree, Woodpeckers, Caterpillars,
Dark green spots appearing on the lemons of a Meyers Lemon. A woodpecker is de-barking of Monterrey Oak. Killing Caterpillars.
6/28/14 - Montezuma Cypress, Armenian Cucumbers, Squash,
Looking for a tree that grows in super moist conditions. The vine of an Armenian cucumbers is growing well, but no fruit. Squash needs help.
6/28/14 - Chiggers, Dry Molasses, Tomatoes,
Using sulfur to stop chiggers from getting on the plants. Finding a good brand of dry molasses. Helping tomatoes that are suffering.
6/21/14 - Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor
Your tomatoes need a good beating. Howard Garrett explains why to Bob. Both talk about the wonders of the organic program.
- San Antonio, TX