December 26 2009 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

December 26, 2009

Fresh Texas-grown grapefruit are still available in the markets. Gift boxes of “No. 1 Grade” grapefruit make a great treat and can be shipped from the Rio Grande Valley to anywhere in the world.

Refrain from pruning freeze damaged stems and perennial flowers till late February. They will provide some insulation for the plant through the rest of the winter.

Mow winter weeds to keep them in check which also prevents them from flowering and setting any seeds.

Provide water and supplement feed for birds if you want them to stick around next season.

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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