2022 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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WEDGE GRAFTING            Click here register
Saturday,
January 8, 2022
9:00
- 11:30 a.m.
Master Gardeners Hazel Lampton, Debbie Espinosa, and Herman Auer will discuss the how, when, & why of wedge, whip and tongue, and chip bud method grafting. This hands-on program will give you choices to graft stone fruit, pome, and evergreen fruit trees. The possibilities are endless when you know how to graft your own fruit trees!
***NOTE: Class is limited to 20 persons participating. You must pre-register in order to attend. Other persons may attend for observation only.***
 

PLANTING FRUIT TREES             Click here register
Saturday,
January 15, 2022
9:00
- 11:30 a.m.
Master Gardeners Hazel Lampton, Debbie Espinosa, and Herman Auer will present information to help you plant your desired fruit trees to ensure a long, productive life with a well-anchored root system. With over 50 years of combined experiences these instructors will show you there is no limit to what your fruit trees can do...you don't want to miss this program!
 

FRUIT TREE SELECTIONS             Click here register
Saturday,
January 15, 2022
1:00
- 3:00 p.m.
Master Gardener Robert Marshall will present information on the better, easier to grow fruit trees for Galveston County. Why not benefit from the success of other fruit tree lovers. Rootstock, variety, pollination, and chill hours will be discussed.

 

GROWING GREAT TOMATOES, PART 2 OF 3             Click here register
Saturday,
January 22, 2022
9:00
- 11:30 a.m.
This is part two of the three part program on Growing Great Tomatoes by Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais. Ira reveals his secrets of successful planting and production of great tomatoes. Learn about the various varieties that do well in this area, making your selections, when to transplant your seedlings and various growing techniques. Information on soil requirements, needed nutrients and the temperature ranges for best tomato fruit set. With this knowledge, you can become the tomato king on your street and be challenged by your friends.

 

SUCCESSFUL SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING             Click here register
Saturday,
January 22, 2022
1:00
- 3:00 p.m.
Master Gardener Kevin Lancon, a vegetable enthusiast with a passion for garden fresh vegetables, will share his knowledge of years of hands-on experience growing vegetables. Topics will include how to plan and plant a vegetable garden, location, and the best varieties for Galveston County. Also included will be pollination, mulching, the effects of full sun and shade on leafy and fruiting vegetables, and garden failures.

 

GROWING PEACHES IN GALVESTON COUNTY             Click here register
Saturday,
January 29, 2022
9:00
- 11:30 a.m.
Master Gardener Herman Auer, an avid gardener with over 60 years of experience growing stone fruit in Galveston County, will guide you through what it takes to grow peaches. Learn the better variety selections (both white and yellow flesh) for Galveston County, what to look for when buying your peach or other stone fruit tree, and the best planting locations (think drainage). Topics discussed will include chill hours, rootstock, pruning to shape for air flow, production, thinning methods that lead to larger fruit, and diseases & insects.

 

GARDEN BULBS FOR GALVESTON COUNTY             Click here register
Saturday,
January 29, 2022
1:00
- 3:00 p.m.
Master Gardeners Fran Brockington & Lisa Davis, bulb enthusiasts, will introduce participants to true bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes that can be grown successfully in Galveston County. The history of bulbs, gardening techniques and calendar care will be covered. Come discover the joys of gardening with bulbs both in the garden and in containers.

 

 


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