While the weather may be warm and pleasant in Gillespie County, we still are at risk for a late frost. Wait to plant your garden until the dates listed in this podcast, unless you are willing to cover your precious tomatoes.
People seem to be divided about everything today. So why shouldn't your plants be as well? As division seems to tear things apart so that smaller groups form, dividing your plants will you more plants without cost. Listen to learn some tips on how to divide your plants. Picture author unknown. Taken from http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/planting/propagation.html.
Stop giving your loved ones roses that will sicken from black spot after they plant them! Choose these roses instead. Listen to learn more. Please note. Black spot resistance can vary. The roses selected for this radio short were selected because they seemed better for Texas. They may totally die of blackspot in other regions, but if they were worthy varieties, they shouldn't. Picture taken from Heirloom roses. This is not an endorsement of this company, though if you like the rose, you...
There are better things out there than "wonderful". Texas has a unique climate, which makes pomegranate production a little different than it would be in other states. Listen to learn more about growing pomegranates in Texas. Picture by me.
You probably know how to test your soil by now. But are you aware of the "fancier" options so soil testing labs offer? Do you need them or not? Listen to learn more. Picture by "walkersalmanac". **This soil testing podcast is geared towards the TAMU form. So, your soil lab may not offer some of these soil tests. Your state may also require special soil testing for things other than gardening.
Maybe you've always wanted to grow purple bell peppers Or grow heirlooms when your local nurseries don't sell them. But you don't know how to grow your own transplants. Listen then, to learn more! Then go out and grow some vegetables!
Bug and disease infestations are lame, but there are some easy things you can do to reduce their impact on your vegetable garden next year. Best of all, they are organic! Listen to learn more. Picture by "CrizzlDizzl".
Does it matter where you get your firewood? Is it safe to use oak wilt firewood? How should you store your firewood? If you don't know the answer to these questions, listen to learn more! Picture by Jeon Sango
Grass dying? Something seeming to take it all from your yard? There is a disease that causes that. Bad news, you're going to have it forever. Good news-,there is an organic treatment for it that can help manage it and help the grass to grow for the rest of it's life. Listen to learn more about the scourge of lawns, Take All Root Rot.
Nothing is more frustrating to lose half of your pecans. Pecan weevil infestations can be terrible enough to cause such losses. So if you've got a pecan tree, but you never get any pecans, this might be one of the reasons (and the squirrels are the other reason). Listen to learn more! Includes interview with special guest, Texas State Pecan Specialist Bill Ree. ** Recommendations and timing are geared towards Texas. If you live in a different state, these recommendations may not work for...