South Texas Gardening
2/21/15 -- Orange Oil, Decomposed Granite, Fire Ants,02/23/15
Killing grass with orange oil and vinegar. Fire ants are just too persistent.
2/21/15 -- Clover,
Over taken by clover. Landscaping issues.
2/21/15 -- Oak Tree, Fava Beans, Cut ants.
Can oak leaves be used as a mulch? What's happened to fava beans?
2/21/15 -- Rain Water Collection, Grub Worms, Mulch,
What can be done to stop the algae growth in rain barrels? Is it too late to treat grub worms with nematodes? Mulch made with used tires.
2/19/15 -- Weeds, Pests,
Weeds growing out of control. Some strange pest is crawling under the fence line.
2/19/15 -- Grape Vines, Jasmine, Hydrangea,
How do you propagate grape vines? Potting jasmine. Can Hydrangea just be plucked if it's growing out of hand?
2/19/15 -- Poblano Peppers, Roses,
Can poblano peppers be grown in chimney liners? When should roses be pruned?
2/19/15 -- Pecan Trees, Juliette Tomatoes, Onions,
Can shoots of pecan trees be trained to grow? Can tomato cuttings and be rooted? Are small onions at the store a different variety?
2/8/15 -- Peat Moss, Oak Trees, Pecan Trees,
Peat Moss in compost. Spray paint on oak trees with oak wilt. Pecan trees are growing too fast.
2/8/15 -- Potatoes, Pete Moss, Tomatoes,
Should potatoes be planted now, or will there be another freeze? Should pete moss be combined with compost? The best kinds of tomatoes for South Texas.
2/8/15 -- Beneficial Fungus, Oak Wilt,
Some fertilized plants are showing a fuzzy mold, is that a concern? The spread of oak wilt, and what to do to stop.
2/8/15 -- Norfolk Pine, Early Blight,
Can the top of a Norfolk Pine be cut and moved into the house? Prevention of Early Blight.
2/7/15 -- Howard Garrett, the DirtDoctor
Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor, speaks with Bob about the wonders of the organic program.
2/7/15 -- Burr Acorns, Asparagus, Cabbage,
When will Burr Acorns start sprouting in pots? Covered asparagus is doing well. Does depth of seeds matter? The cabbage leaves are edible.
2/7/15 -- Pomegranate, Quails,
Prepping a pomegranate from getting frozen. How to protect the quails from brown headed cowbird.
2/7/15 -- Yellowing Tips, Tomatoes,
Is yellowing a sign a lack of watering or too much? How do you germinate tomato seeds?
2/7/15 -- Artichokes, Belinda's Dream Roses,
What varieties of artichokes do well in this area? Should roses be pruned in the winter? Should the soil be evened out?
2/7/15 -- Tomatoes, Rock Phosphate, Bluebonnet, Oriental Poppies,
Is the ground too cold to put in tomatoes? Using rock phosphate in the soil. Can't tell the difference from weeds and the sprouting poppies.
2/7/15 -- Red Bud, Deer,
A quick-growing tree that can't grow tall, what does Bob recommend? What can be done to keep deer from eating in a window boxes?
2/7/15 -- Grass, Water Barrels,
The lawn is thinning at a fast rate. Storing rain water in barrels.
- San Antonio, TX