May 29 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

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 https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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