April 26 2008 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

April 26, 2008

Area loquat trees (Chinese plums) have a wonderful crop of tasty fruits. Use them fresh or for preserves.

When onion tops collapse over, it’s time to reap the benefits. Pull the bulbs to the surface of the garden for a day to harden off and then store them in mesh bags in a dry room.

Arizona ash leaves may show brown spots and drop because of anthracnose. It is not a major problem. The trees will recuperate without spraying.

Convert over with Algerian ivy, English ivy, Asian jasmine, Monkeygrass or cast-iron plant in those deep shaded troublesome turfgrass areas.

Examine young developing pecan nutlets for Pecan nut case bearer worm. If treatment is needed, apply Spinosad, Malathion, or liquid Sevin.

David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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