December 2 2006 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

BEXAR COUNTY

BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

December 2, 2006

  • Sturdy pansies which bloom through the winter should be fertilized this month, consider supplementing with a liquid soluble fertilizer such as HastaGro (6-12-6) and Super-Bloom.
  • Remember to cut back perennials following our first freeze (if you haven’t had one yet). This will improve your garden’s appearance.
  • If your houseplants look a little sad and are beginning to yellow, they may need more light.
  • Flowers which can be seeded now include hollyhock, California poppies, nasturtiums and Sweet peas.
  • If you didn’t test your soil in the fall, do so now or in January. You want to get soil amendments added before the next planting season.
  • Visit your local nursery or garden center for gift plants and other gardening gift ideas, as well as decorating items for your home.
  • 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 https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu

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