April 9th, 2011
Get tips for homegrown citrus and how to tell if yours made it through the freeze with Monte Nesbitt from Texas AgriLife Extension. John Dromgoole shows how to take cuttings for a propagation box.
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Tips of the Week
Fertilize vegetable transplants that have been in the ground for a week or two.
Use a well-balanced liquid or controlled release fertilizer to get those plants growing well so that they flower and fruit for you in a few weeks. If you didn't add fertilizer to your soil before planting, add compost on top now, like a mulch. This will slowly continue to feed your plants. As the season goes along, add more compost every time you replant.
Fertilize perennial plants that are actively growing.
Fertilize damaged palms and cycads.
Plant herbs, tomatoes, peppers, okra, melons, pumpkins and cucumbers.
Keep an eye out for insects! Go out early in the morning to scoop up the small red and black bugs that are sucking on the plants right now and toss them in a bucket of soapy water.
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Question of the Week
When will my lemon tree flower?
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