TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
May 29, 2010
Tomatoes are ready to be harvested when they change from a dark green to a light green-white color at the stem attachment. For maximum production, pick them early and let them ripen on the kitchen counter.
Keep suckers/water spouts pruned off developing fruit trees-they emerge from the root stock and will take over if unattended.
Let your wildflowers go to seed before mowing.
If your red-tip photinias require constant pruning and spraying, consider replacing them with burford holly, compact nandina, xylosma, eleagnus, or pyracantha.
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 http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.