Three fall vegetable gardening programs to be offered in San Antonio

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present three free vegetable gardening programs in San Antonio during the fall.

The first program, It’s More Than the Spring!, will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 at Milberger’s Landscape Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 E.

The Earth-Kind seminar will be presented by David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Bexar County. Continue reading

Fall Into Vegetable Gardening program to take root July 23 in Dallas

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Fall Into Vegetable Gardening program July 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Dallas County Master Gardener’s Research, Education and Demonstration Garden in Dallas.

The garden is located at Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road. Continue reading

Controlling fire ants in gardens

In Insects in the City

by Michael Merchant

One of the common questions about fire ants concerns control within vegetable gardens. This is an especially common question directed to licensed applicators who work for school districts with school gardens.  It also may be an issue for PMPs servicing residential accounts with home gardens.

A standard, low-risk treatment on commercial, residential and school properties is use of a fire ant bait; however many of the most commonly used baits do not allow direct use in vegetable gardens. Fortunately, there is a work-around. Continue reading