It’s the end of the season for cool season, winter vegetables now after mid-March. Warm season vegetables should be going in the ground now if they haven’t already. In protected hot microclimates it should have been sooner. Here is what you need to do now in our hot, desert climate.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Q. I planted six cat claw vines two summers ago in full sun. They are on a drip system and I hope to wean them from regular water once the area is covered. I believe you mentioned to avoid mulching cat claw vine. Of course I had already done this and the plants are struggling.
Q. The edges of the leaves on my Majestic Beauty are getting brown and crispy. Is that salt burn? They get watered twice each week for 20 minutes and each plant has two emitters.
Q. If I have very mature shrubs (over 5 years) like abelias etc. and keep it shaped to about 3'x3'. Will the "mature' root system stay within the canopy for watering purposes or extend out due to age and need more water?
Q. When will be a good time to transplant a Kaki persimmon tree and will it do well in Las Vegas?
I am very concerned about an insecticide I applied to my lemon and pomegranate tree....
Q. Of my 5 peach trees only two blossomed thus far, the other 3 have started or well on their way to leaf out. I presume I'll not get peaches from them this year. Any idea why they would leaf out and not blossom?