October 30 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY

BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

October 30, 2010

Control caterpillar damage on leafy green vegetables with liquid Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki or Spinosad.

Overseed with ‘Greyhound’ or ‘Pantera’ rye grass at a rate of one pound per every 50 to 100 square feet on bare spots or well-established Bermuda lawns for that green look throughout winter.

Add spinach transplants to your fall/winter garden.

Majestic pansies are the most attractive cool season annual to plant for fall and winter color. Pansies require a well-drained soil and at least half a day of sun exposure. It is best to use transplants, as seeds are small and difficult to handle.

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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