South Texas Gardening with Bob Webster

9/14/14 - Vitex, Strawberries, Sage, Thyme,

Where and when should you plant vitex? Can strawberries in a pot be moved to the ground now? Can herb plants be moved to the garden?

9/14/14 - Wild Indigo, Wildflowers, Scorpions,

Does wild indigo grow well in the San Antonio area? Is it time to put out wildflower seed? Do cedar chips repel scorpions?

9/14/14 - Shade Clothe, Morning Glory,

Using shade clothe on the tomato plants. Spotting plants related to morning glories.

9/14/14 - Mexican Sycamore, Sweet Potatoes, Fire Ants,

Do Mexican Sycamores have very low hanging branches? Do sweet potatoes need a lot of fertilizer? Fire ants on the okra.

9/13/14 - Howard Garrett, the dirt doctor

Bob and Howard talk about the wonders of the organic program.

9/13/14 - Crape Myrtles, Roaches,

Picking up trees from Arbor Day Foundation. Formula for killing roaches.

9/13/14 - Organics, Spinocade, Root flair,

Educating the ignorant on the benefits of organic over chemical. Root flair must be exposed.

9/13/14 - Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts,

Starting a garden box full of carrots, cucumbers, watermelons, and a lot of other things.

9/13/14 - Live Oak, Granite,

Why do live oak leaves take so long to decompose? Decomposed granite to control the weeds.

9/13/14 - Ponytail,

What's the recipe for weed killing? A ponytail plant has pups popping out.

9/13/14 - Root knot nematode,

Trying to control the root knot nematode. Growing grass in sandy soil.

9/13/14 - Yellow Squash, Wine Cups,

Looking for a yellow squash. Growing wine cup from seed.

9/6/14 - Rosemary, Solarizing,

Wanting a rosemary plant to branch out? Does it matter if you leave the dead grass from solarizing?

9/6/14 - Plumbago, Bluebonnets, Sago Palm,

Should plumbagos be moved at this time of the year? Will bluebonnets bloom before winter? A mass of pups on a Sago Palm.

9/6/14 - Broccolil, Fire Ants,

When is a good time for direct seeding? What fertilizer do you put in broccoli? A massive invasion of fire ants.

9/6/14 - Sprayers, Solarizing, Tiff Bermuda,

Getting good use out of old sprayers. Does the dead grass need to be pulled out after solarizing? The tiff bermuda has encroaching St. Augustine.

9/6/14 - Wandering Jew, Ants,

What's the formula for stopping the spread of Wandering Jew? Spraying liquid fertilizer. Fighting ants.

9/6/14 - Gnats, Fertilizer, Oak,

How to get rid of gnats swarming around the drain? How often to fertilize Bermuda grass? An oak tree is just not growing.

9/6/14 - Thyme, Aphids, Ants,

Why did the thyme dry up so quickly? Aphids are attacking the Swiss Chard, what to do? Ants are getting into the pots.

9/6/14 - Cypress Trees, Broccoli, Crossandra,

Where and when do you plant Cypress tree sprouts? When do you put in broccoli? A crossandra has shown any blooms.

8/24/14 - Red Ants, Esperanza, Orchid Tree,

A biting ant is getting on the patio. Are there any esperanzas that don't grow out of control? Is it too hot to transfer orchid trees from one pot to another?

8/24/14 - Ants, Red Wasps,

A strange ant is becoming a nuisance. Nasty red wasps are hovering around an outdoor fern.

8/24/14 - Tomatoes,

Tomato transplants are browning. Are some fruits temperature sensitive for setting fruit?

8/24/14 - Mexican Sycamore, Spinach, Fig Tree,

A Mexican Sycamore is getting rusty leaves. Is it time to plant spinach and lettuce? Trimming back a fig tree.

8/24/14 - Chinaberry Tree, HIbiscus,

How do you get rid of a chinaberry tree without chopping the roots of other plants? A hibiscus is not blooming.

8/24/14 - Coffee Grounds, Asiatic Jasmine, Strawberries,

Should coffee grounds be used only for acidic plants? Asiatic Jasmine just doesn't grow. When is the best time to plant strawberries?

8/24/14 - Ants, Meyers Lemon Tree,

How to tell the difference between a harvester ant and a leaf-cutter ant? The limb of a Meyers lemon tree is growing differently than the rest.

8/24/14 - Chinese Fan Palm, Sycamore,

Can a Chinese Fan Palm be moved? Are grubs affecting a sycamore tree?

8/24/14 - Ants, Whole-grain Cornmeal, Satsuma,

Anything that has sugar will attract ants. Will whole-grain cornmeal kill ants? Fertilizers for satsumas.

8/24/14 - Orange Oil, Leaf-cutting Bee,

Orange oil is great to keep pests away. A leaf-cutting bee is leaving there mark in the garden.

8/24/14 - Tomatoes, Broccli,

Soaking tomato seeds in peroxide. The full moon is good for broccoli.

8/23/14 - Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor

Bob speaks with the Dirt Doctor about the garden and how to improve with organic methods.

8/23/14 - Deer, Fire Ants,

How big does a tree need to be before it's left alone by bucks? How would you use DE? Killing ants.

8/23/14 - Horn Worms, Peas, Gourds,

What's the difference between BT and Spinocade? A strange rust is growing on the peas. Gourds are just shriveling up.

8/23/14 - Bermuda Grass,

Is it okay to mix Bermuda seed with St. Augustine grass?
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