March 11 2006 Timely Tips




MARCH 11, 2006

  • This is the time to plant tomatoes, sweet corn, snap beans and peppers as well as cucumbers, Lima or butter beans, cantaloupe and squash. Protect tender transplants and seedlings with floating row cover (agricultural fabric) to insulate from unexpected cold and provide protection against wind and insects.
  • Plant well-adapted groundcover plants such as English or Algerian Ivy, Asian Jasmine, or mondo grass in heavily shaded parts of the landscape where grass is difficult to grow.
  • Plant perennials such as ‘John Fanick’ phlox, iris and daylilies right now.
  • Roses can still be planted. Visit the website on roses at http://aggie-horticulture.tamu. edu/plantanswers/publications/roses/rose.html for the best selection on roses for San Antonio.
  • Establish or renovate the lawn as needed. Re-sod or replant with turf grasses adapted to this part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun).
  • Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as possible.

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

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