Plants must have light, moisture, and nutrients to grow. The sun provides light. Moisture comes from rainfall or irrigation. Nutrients come from fertilizers, compost, or manure.
If plants are not growing well, fertilizing them will help only if a lack of nutrients is the cause of the problem. Plants grown in poorly drained soils, in excessive shade, or in competition with tree roots will not respond to fertilizer.
Fertilizers are either organic or inorganic. Examples of organic fertilizers include manure (poultry, cow, or horse), bone meal, cottonseed, or other naturally occurring materials. Inorganic fertilizers are man-made products. They usually have a higher nutrient content. (2 Pages)
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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.
This easy-to-use guide is a reference for Texas grape growers trying to identify potential biotic and abiotic problems in their vineyards.
This 4-week curriculum equips early childhood teachers with daily engaging lessons, group activities, and journal prompts to enrich your classroom while making learning fun!
This course teaches the basics of growing tomatoes in your garden, and allows you to cover the material at your own pace and on your own time schedule so begin when you’re ready. This course was first developed for Texas gardeners. However, most information is suitable for other regions.
Native species often require specific conditions for optimum growth and development. Preparing a good seedbed is a key to establishing any plant by intentional seedings. For native plantings, the seedbed needs to be level, firm, uniform, and free of debris and dirt clods. This publication explains how to prepare your land for reseeding. (4 pages)