TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
May 14, 2005
- Side-dress the tomatoes and peppers with half-a-cup of slow release lawn fertilizer when the first fruit sets and every three weeks afterward.
- Mulch around all the veggies with leaves, straw, or hay to a depth of three to four inches to deter weeds and keep the soil from drying out.
- Snails, slugs and pillbugs can devour the tender growth of young plants. Lightly dust young plants and the area directly adjacent to the plants with an insecticidal dust. Snails and slugs can be treated with baits.