2014 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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GROWING AVOCADO & PAPAYA                               e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, January 4, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Jerry Hurlbert, Moderator and Coordinator of Texas Rare Fruit Growers Association. Jerry has 35 years of experience growing avocados.
Learn the best varieties for the Gulf Coast, how to start plants from seeds, as well as tips on tree planting and cultivation methods for growing avocados. Discover the best methods to protect plants from cold and sun, especially for young trees. There will also be information on growing papaya but not as much in-depth.

GRAFTING YOUR OWN FRUIT TREES                         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, January 4, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Herman Auer, Propagation Specialist, will present a program and hands on workshop on grafting.  Attendees will leave the class ready to begin their own grafting projects with confidence.  The two grafting methods presented will be T-bud grafting, used on many types of fruit and citrus trees about the size of a pencil, and the more commonly used wedge grafting. Additional grafting specialists will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance.
NOTE: Class is limited to 32 persons participating. You must pre-register in order to attend. Other persons may attend for observation only.

GROWING PEACHES IN GALVESTON COUNTY          e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
PowerPoint presentation presented by Master Gardener Herman Auer on variety selection, establishment, insect pest and disease control, and general care of peaches and plums.

SUCCESSFUL SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING        e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, January 11, 2014
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Presented by Master Gardener Luke Stripling. Topics include how to get more from your vegetable garden, soil fertility, disease and insect control.

PLANTING FRUIT TREES                                                e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, January 18, 2014
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
PowerPoint presentation Master Gardener Herman Auer on planting container grown and bare root trees, including root trimming, pruning, and depth at planting of fruit and nut trees to anchor them for longevity.

ANYONE CAN GROW ROSES          e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
A PowerPoint presented by Master Gardener John Jons covering the basics of growing hybrid tea roses, including variety selection, bed preparation, planting and culture, insect and disease control.

GROW GREAT TOMATOES             e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Master Gardener Ira Gervais will give a PowerPoint presentation on how to
grow great tomatoes. Discussion topics include how to pick the best varieties, planting and growing techniques, and insect and disease control.

GROWING BLUEBERRIES               e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, January 25, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. David Cohen, an accomplished home grower of blueberries by avocation and a practicing physician by trade. Dr. Cohen has an impressive "blueberry patch" as part of his home landscape and has gained considerable hands-on experience with successfully growing blueberries under our growing conditions.

POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 6:30 P.M.
GROWING CITRUS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD          e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Master Gardener Chris Anastas will give a Power Point presentation on how to grow citrus trees. The presentation will cover such topics as rootstock and variety selection, cultural care of trees, typical disease and insect pest problems, control of birds and critters, and freeze protection.

 

 


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