May 7 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

May 7, 2011

Fertilize container and hanging basket plants every third week with a water soluble supplement and continue to feed every third month with a granulated formulation.

Fruit bearing fruit trees require a deep watering once a week for maturation of the crop.

‘Oscar’ okra is a high quality heavy bearing selection for gardens with limited space.

Next time you water your lawn, evenly distribute several tuna or cat food cans and time how long it takes to fill them up. If they fill up in 20 to 30 minutes, you have applied about one inch of supplemental irrigation. If not, adjust your sprinkler system accordingly.

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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