January 13 2007 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

January 13, 2007

Continue to care for your pansies, bluebonnets, snapdragons, spring bulbs, dianthus, calendulas, and other winter annuals. Don’t over-water bluebonnets.

Clean out your bluebird, wren, martin, and other birdhouses to get them ready for February. Martin scouts and first-breeding birds of other species will be in town this February.

Don’t prune blooms on early blooming plants such as Indian Hawthorn, Mountain Laurel, flowering peach, climbing roses, althea, etc. Wait until after bloom is complete.

Harvest broccoli heads before the flowers open.

Keep your cauliflower heads bleached by covering them with leaves held in place by a clothes pin or rubber band.

Collect and mail soil samples for testing now. You can pick up a soil test form at the County Extension office located at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, or call 467-6575.

 

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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