September 3 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

September 3, 2011

The fall pruning of hybrid tea or bush roses is much lighter than the mid-February time line. This consists of removing twiggy and unproductive growth along with any crossing or dead canes.

Feed landscape roses with one cup of slow-release 19-5-9 fertilizer for every three feet of height, repeat two more times in 21 day intervals.

Tomato plants with foliage and fruit supported off the ground will produce significantly higher quality yields than unsupported plants. An ideal tomato cage size should be 4 to 5 feet tall with a 16 to 20 inch diameter which is anchored into the ground.

Cole crops including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprout that are planted now should be dusted at initial planting and every 7-10 days with Bt dust to prevent and minimize cabbage looper caterpillars.

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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