2019 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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GROWING GREAT TOMATOES         e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais will reveal his secrets of successful planting and production of great tomatoes. Learn about the varieties that do well in this area, making your selections, when to transplant your seedlings, and various growing techniques. Information about soil requirements, needed nutrients, and temperature range for best tomato fruit setting will be included. With this knowledge, you can become the tomato king or queen of your street.

GROWING PEACHES IN GALVESTON COUNTY           e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Herman Auer will present the better variety selections (both white and yellow flesh) for growing in Galveston County, what to look for when buying your peach tree, and the best planting locations (drainage is important). Topics will include chill hours, rootstock, pruning to shape, and thinning methods that lead to larger fruit. Also, learn how to judge ripening dates and the best time to harvest. Auer has been producing peaches in Galveston County for over 45 years, and this will be the 25th year that he has presented this program for interested gardeners.

SPRING PLANT SALE OVERVIEW      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, February 2, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
Galveston County Master Gardener Karolyn Gephart's presentation will highlight the plants included in the 2019 Spring Plant Sale. The Galveston County Master Gardener Sale will take place on February 16 in the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo Grounds. These plant sales are popular and useful to the public because of the quality of the plants offered that are adapted to this growing area, as well as the horticulture and gardening information given by the Master Gardeners on-site during the sales. ***NOTE LOCATION: Friendswood Public Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, 77546***

SUCCESSFUL SPRING VEGETABLES            e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00
- 3:00 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener and Vegetable Specialist Jenni Hudgins will address how to plan and start a vegetable garden, its location, and the best plant varieties for Galveston County. She will include information about pollination, mulching, the effects of full sun and shade on leafy and fruiting vegetables, and garden failures.
***NOTE LOCATION: Friendswood Public Library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, 77546***

GROWING AND USING HERBS      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, February 9, 2019

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Fort Bend County Master Gardener and Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalist Tricia Bradbury will provide an overview and general information about growing herbs on the Texas Gulf Coast. She will share tips on herb gardening and preserving the harvest. Learn how to preserve herbs for later use by drying or freezing them or by using them to flavor oil or vinegar. She will also share tips on cooking with fresh, as well as dried herbs.

 

PLANTING FRUIT TREES       e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register 
Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Specialist Herman Auer will present information to help you select the right fruit tree variety for your location, and then how to plant it for a long, productive life with a well-anchored root system. Auer has over 45 years of local fruit tree production experience.

2019 SPRING PLANT SALE
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Location: Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park, at Hwy 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock, TX

Presale Presentation

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
LOCATION: Ed Pickett Hall at the Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park

Galveston County Master Gardener Karolyn Gephart will make a presentation highlighting the plants available in the sale.

 

Plant Sale

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Rodeo Arena at the Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park

Choose from thousands of plants adapted to the Texas Gulf Coast growing area. Fruit and citrus trees, bulbs, spring vegetables & herbs, perennials, and garden crafts will be available. Volunteer certified Master Gardeners will be present to answer your questions. Customers are urged to bring their own wagons to cart around their chosen plants.

A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO WEED CONTROL                           e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Tuesday,
February 19, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons' presentation will include common species identification, Integrated Weed Management plus chemical options, and practical solutions for controlling weeds in the home landscape. Do you have a bumper crop of something growing in your yard that you did not plant? Is your lawn more weeds than grass? Come learn what can you do about the problem weeds that are taking over your yard.

 

PEACH TREE PRUNING (a hands-on demonstration)     e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com for more information
Thursday,
February 21, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Master Gardener Robert Marshall will give a hands-on demonstration of how to prune your peach trees and other stone fruit trees to create a good scaffold and to prepare for next year's fruit production.
This program will be held at the Discovery Garden/Orchard inside Carbide Park.

 

ROSE PRUNING (a hands-on demonstration)     e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Thursday,
February 21, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

Master Gardener and American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian John Jons will lead a hands-on pruning workshop of the roses in the Discovery Garden in Carbide Park. ***Bring your gloves & pruners*** This program will be held at the Discovery Garden inside Carbide Park.

 

GRAPE PRUNING  (a hands-on demonstration)     e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

Master Gardener David Cooper will lead a grapevine pruning workshop. He will share with you his knowledge of grapes and proper pruning techniques.  ***Bring your gardening gloves & pruners***
This program will be held at the Discovery Garden inside Carbide Park.


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