TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
September 7, 2007
- Continue to feed container and hanging baskets plants with a water-soluble fertilizer every 7- 10 days, consisting of a 20-20-20 or 6-12-6 analysis. The more often you water, the more often you need to supplemental feed, due to nutrients being leached out of the containers.
- The next time you’re potting up plants; always use the right selection of plant for sun or shade with an appropriate size pot. Work with a premium potting mix and add liberal amounts of a 14-14-14 container fertilizer.
- Insects will be in “full swing” and their populations “full blown” by now. For further identification of what bugs you have and how to control them, see: http://citybugs.tamu.edu.
- Divide perennials like daylily and iris now. Give half to the neighbors and replant the other half.
- Add generous amounts of compost to all beds.
- Keep an eye on your sweet potatoes; they are probably ready to harvest. Remember to cure them before eating, they taste a lot better.
David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture with Texas Cooperative Extension 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.