www.bilingualweekly.com | From the San Joaquin Master Gardeners, by Marcy Sousa
Protect your backyard grape crop from scavenging birds. Attach flash tape to some of the branches; or, place netting over the vines and secure it to the ground.
Pick pears, late season apples, late peaches. Irrigate if rains have not started. Pick up all fallen fruit; compost
- Fertilize citrus for the last time this year.
- Tomato hornworms are arriving late this year. Look for them when they are actively munching on your tomato leaves, early in the morning or just after sunset.
- Plant a short row of lettuce every two weeks until mid-October. The loose leaf varieties, including Green Ice and Ruby, do best here. Continue reading