January 21 2006 Timely Tips




JANUARY 21, 2006

  • Keep lawn clear of leaf debris. Consider mowing at the mower’s highest height.
  • Side dress your vegetables with 21-0-0 or fertilize if needed with a water-soluble fertilizer.
  • January is a good time to train and trim up trees. Use either a pruning sealant or latex-based paint on oak trees.
  • Plant onion bunches now every 2-3 inches. Trim to 4 to 6 inches in 4 to 6 weeks as green salad onions. Let other onions mature to larger bulbs.
  • Plant shamrock seeds now for lucky St. Patrick Day plants.
  • Learn and have fun.

Master Gardener Training Class #43 begins Tuesday, March 7 and continues evenings for 10 weeks. If you can commit to 50 hours of volunteer work supporting Texas Cooperative Extension educational efforts in community horticulture, please call the Extension office at (210) 467-6575 to receive an application form. Or you can go to our website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu, under the horticulture and gardening section, click on “Master Gardeners.”

David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture with Texas Cooperative Extension in Bexar County. For more information, call (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu

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