March 26th, 2011
Eric Pedley from East Austin Succulents illustrates creative designs with succulent plants, and shows how propagate them. Trisha Shirey has tips for tasty kale.
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Tips of the Week
Prepare your soil for new ornamental and vegetable beds with well-composted organic material. Add 1-3" and blend into your existing soil
Prune and fertilize roses.
Cut back mushy growth from frozen plants but do not prune cycads, abutilons, or others that browned with the extreme cold.
If you need to move a plant, do it now, except for cold tender plants.
Do not prune damaged citrus. Wait until the last freeze date.
Stay on top of those weeds! Do not apply a weed and feed type of product. It is too early to fertilize the grass and the herbicides in these products cause great harm to our plants and our waterways.
Continue planting trees, shrubs, roses and hardy perennials.
Check this list for the many vegetables that we can plant now.
Plant herbs like basil, thyme, oregano, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and rosemary. These work well even in containers.
Weed!! If you let the weeds go to seed, you'll have them next year. Avoid chemicals since they will do no good right now. The best thing is a shovel or other tool. And, keep them mowed.
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Question of the Week
Do I need to water my lawn in winter?
Patrick Kirwin rooftop garden
Succulent and cactus soil mix
Crispy Kale Chips
Kale and White Bean Soup