February 21 2009 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

February 21, 2009

Complete bare-root fruit tree and pecan planting this month. The ideal time to plant container trees is from late fall through early spring.

Having problems finding that unusual berry, fig, fruit, grape, persimmon, pecan or other fruit

variety? Contact Womack’s Nursery in DeLeon, Texas at http://www.womacknursery.com/ for rushed delivery. But hurry quickly.

For a complete listing of Extension recommended fruit and pecan trees, visit the Texas AgriLife Extension Service website at: https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

Water foliage plants and other containerized plants when needed rather than by the calendar. Check often and at times daily for adequate moisture. Stick your second knuckle or finger to about one inch in the container, if no moisture is present, water the plant thoroughly till it drains from the bottom. Never let water stagnate on the bottom of a saucer.

Provide adequate amounts of water after applying any organic or synthetic fertilizers. Along with the important usages of barn yard manures and enriched compost that are applied during the winter months, water is the essential component which makes these materials and fertilizer nutrients available in the right form for your plants roots to be absorbed.

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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