South Texas Gardening
6/14/14 - Roaches, Fire Ants, Tomatoes,
How to get rid of roaches in the garden. Using mound drench to get rid of fire ants. Stopping spider mites and aphids on a tomato plants.
6/14/14 - Tomatoes, Tromboncino Squash,
Tomato leaves down on the stem are browning. A squash is covered in squash bugs.
6/14/14 - Scorpions, Comfrey, Cucumber,
Using glue traps to catch scorpions. Planting comfrey to use for medicinal purposes. A cucumber plant is yellowing.
6/14/14 - Liquid Seaweed, Red Cardinal, Blue Butterfly, Chinese Hat,
Does liquid seaweed go anaerobic when it begins to stink? A Red Cardinal, Blue Butterfly, Chinese Hat froze over in the winter.
6/14/14 - Lantanas, BTI, Waterlilies,
How to stop lace bugs on lantanas? Does BTI harm brown snails? How to grow waterlilies.
6/8/14 - Mason Bees, Cherries, Cedar Elm,
Attracting mason bees. Pressure compensated tubing. Eating cherries. A Cedar Elm is starting to lean too much.
6/8/14 - Cut Ants, Rose Tips, Plumerias,
Controlling cut ants using lime. Rose tips. When is the best time to separate Plumerias?
6/8/14 - Hibiscus, Ligustrum,
How much water does a hibiscus need? Too much ligustrum is growing.
6/8/14 - Bur Oaks, Mountain Laurels, Peruvian Rocoto,
Shade trees and shrubs for wildlife. Planting seeds for bur oaks and mountain laurels. The leaves are curling on a peruvian rocoto.
6/8/14 - Peppers, Lemongrass, Tomaotes,
The peppers aren't producing real well. Using lemongrass oil spray to stop the mosquitoes. What's some good tomatoes?
6/08/14 - Sweet Corn, Globe Artichokes, Asparagus,
Adding extra fertilizer to aid the sweet corn. Gigantic artichokes need to be harvested. Anything else to be done to the asparagus.
6/8/14 - Orange Oil,
Making orange oil work to prevent mosquitoes.
6/8/14 - Human Hair, Comfrey, Garlic,
Using human hair in the garden and the compost. A comfrey needs sun, but how much? Finding garlic for garlic spray.
6/8/14 - Coffee Grinds, Trifecta, Sunflowers,
Using coffee grinds in a raised bed. Can trifecta be used on vegetables? Is it too late to plant sunflowers?
6/8/14 - Molasses, Okra, Watermelons,
Any kind of molasses work in the garden? Should okra seeds be soaked first? How much is too much water for watermelons?
6/8/14 - Picloram, Perlite, Hydrangeas
Were restrictions eased on picloram? Herbocides. Do you poke a hole at the bottom of the container before you use perlite? Propagating hydrangeas.
6/8/14 - Mountain Laurel, Tomatoes,
Do trees have anything to do with the amount of rain we get? Will cutting the root of a Mountain Laurel kill the tree? What part of the vine grows the most tomatoes?
6/7/14 - Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor
Bob speaks with Howard Garrett about the wonders of the organic program.
6/7/14 - Mosquito Dunks, Clay,
Using mosquito dunks and orange oil to repel mosquitos. Should clay be laid down before a new soil top is laid?
6/7/14 - Irrigation, Bay Laurel, Agrita, Juniper Berries,
Doing irrigation. Can Bay Laurel grow in South Texas? Agarita? Are juniper berries good for eating?
- San Antonio, TX