January 14 2012 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR
TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY
BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
January 14, 2012

  • Plant bluebonnet transplants into flower beds, containers or even dormant lawns now for spring color.
  • The sweetest carrots harvested by the home gardener are through the months of January and February. Carrots left in cool soils often will develop additional sweetness due to the conversion of starch to sugar that occurs in the roots. Danvers and Nantes are two very popular selections.
  • Proper planting and initial pruning techniques for young pecan and fruit trees is very crucial for long-term maintenance and potential yields, illustrations and information may be found at: http://aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/extension/homefruit/pecan/pecan.html and http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu//extension/peach/peach.html.
  • Protect young and tender citrus trees from freeze damage. If temperatures are expected in the mid-20’s or lower, cover with old blankets or N-Sulate as well as mulch tree trunks.

 

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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