TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
December 15, 2007
- Plan your garden now for spring? Do you know what you’re going to plant? And where? Aggie Horticulture at http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ would be a great starting point.
- Fertilize pansies and all other cool season color plants every 7-10 days with a water soluble fertilizer like 20-20-20 or 6-12-6.
- When bringing in container plants inside for the cold weather make sure to stock up on plastic saucers so your carpet and floors aren’t ruined from watering.
- Should the weather forecast predict a drop below 35 degrees, bring all your tropical or tender plant material into a protected area or cover with an insulating material like N-Sulate.
- Leaves of deciduous trees like red oaks, pecan, cedar elm and others can be mowed and left to decompose on the lawn, use them for mulching of flower beds, composted. and for walkways in the vegetable garden.
David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture with Texas Cooperative Extension in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.