December 3 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

December 3, 2011

Frazier and Noble firs are the highest quality cut Christmas trees. Once selected, make a fresh two inch flush cut on the trunk and immediately fill an appropriate size tree stand ¾ full with water.

Sheared Aleppo and Italian pines as well as Cedrus deodora make wonderful “Live” Christmas trees and can be planted outside when the season is over.

Be prepared to cover tomato cages with N-Sulate winter blankets or plastic when the first freeze is predicted. You often can get two or three weeks of good weather if tomatoes make it through the first frost.

Apply a two inch layer of manure compost to bare spots of the vegetable garden, if a cover crop isn’t being used.

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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