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Can I prune tomato plant in July for fall crop

Lavaca County Texas Posted about 4 years ago

Moss in a Stock Pond

I had a tank built on my property in 2015. It has since filled and holding water nicely so I stocked it with hybrid blue cat and bass. I also ran a water line from a solar pump to feed water into the tank in the event of a drought. My question is, the tank has a lot of moss in it that it is Very hard to fish without getting hung up in it. Is there something I can buy to kill the moss but not harm the fish? Please advised, the pond is about a half acre pond and at the deepest end is about 10 to 12 foot.
Thank you!

Lavaca County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

can a methley plum serve as a pollinator for a mariposa plum,

can a methley plum serve as a pollinator for a mariposa plum,

DeWitt County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Pecan Tree Leaves

The leaves on my pecan tree have hard bumps all over them. What could be causing this and should I be alarmed?

Lavaca County Texas trees and shrubs pecan horticulture horticulture Posted about 5 years ago

Tangerine Tree losing blooms and leaves

We have a tangerine tree that has been producing an abundance of fruit for the past several years. This year it began blooming as normal then a week later it began losing its leaves and blooms like it is dying. We packed fresh dirt and mulch around it not knowing what to do to try and save it. What could cause this?

Lavaca County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture Posted over 5 years ago

Improving garden soil by worm composting

Our garden soil is sandy loam and does not hold moister well. We are thinking of shredding the winter garden and disc then adding compost worms and letting the garden rest for a season. Would this improve our soil? Also to keep grass seeds from sprouting we plan to cover with cardboard. Do you know how many worms we would need per square yard?

Lavaca County Texas vermiculture soil and fertility issues Posted over 5 years ago

Japanese maple

I live in hallettsville 77964 and want to grow jap maple in container on porch facing north will have some morning sun but shaded rest of day. Advice? Will be planted in very large concrete container with drainage.

Lavaca County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture Posted over 5 years ago


I started an avocado from a seed. Now I want to transplant from a container to outside in the yard. How deep should I plant it in reference to the seed? Also what do you suggest in soil condition and fertilizer?

Lavaca County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture Posted over 5 years ago

Feral Hog Control in Texas

Why does the latest update (Sept 2013) show trapping methods that have been proven to be ineffective in long term feral hog control? It is problematic to go to an expected authoritative website and see such antiquated methods being displayed. I've witnessed that the methods your article suggest do nothing but teach these extremely intelligent animals to avoid both corral and box traps with poorly designed trap gates and drop trigger strategies. Until all serious landowners learn about what Jager Pro has done in Georgia (and now Texas)with focused systems to capture entire sounders (even the smartest of the sows), these ineffective methods will be continue to proliferate.

BTW, I am NOT a supplier of any feral hog control devices, equipment, weapons, poisons, etc. etc. - just a landowner trying my best to promote wild turkeys, song birds, beneficial snakes, insects, clean water streams, etc. etc. - the antithesis of the results of the endemic feral hog problem


Lavaca County Texas feral hogs Posted over 5 years ago

Cotton Burr Compost

I am planning on starting a container garden. It has been recommended that I use Cotton Burr Compost. I have found information that says there could be left over pesticides, etc. in it. Is that something I should consider?

Lavaca County Texas compost container gardening horticulture Posted over 5 years ago