TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
July 28, 2007
- Cut back, clean up and fertilize your Texas Gold Columbines. Never compose and plant leaves infested with disease, insects or mites.
- Sow a second planting of okra for a late summer or early fall crop. Consider Emerald, Clemson Spineless or Cajun Delight.
- Protect ripening Figs, Grapes, Pomegranates and other ripening fruits from bird damage with netting, inflatable snakes or owls.
- Transplant Extension recommended Eggplant, Peppers and Tomatoes into prepared fall garden beds, in the evening. Keep them moist for at least two weeks.
- This is a good time for pruning Live Oaks and Red Oaks. Use a tree-wound dressing if you live near sites of Oak Wilt.
- Junior Master Gardener Class #2 will be starting July 30, 2007, Mon thru Sat, from 8 to 5 pm. Contact Texas Cooperative Extension at (210) 467-6575 and ask for Angel Torres.
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 http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.