January 23 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

January 23, 2010

Onion plants are available at area nurseries. Plant them three inches apart and harvest every other plant for green onions. Large bulbs will be ready to harvest in May.

Horticulture grade dormant oil will help eliminate over-wintering insects, such as scale on shrubs like hollies, fruit trees, and pecan trees. Always read, understand, and follow label instructions as they pertain to temperature and rainfall.

Build and prepare cold frames for starting vegetable and flowering transplants for spring.

Taking a soil test for baseline information on a new lawn, landscape or vegetable garden is an accentual part of the planning and preparation process. Contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service- Bexar County office at 210-467-6575 for more information.

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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