2021 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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**ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE PRESENTED ONLINE VIA ZOOM. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTRATION ENDS AT 3 P.M. THE DAY BEFORE EACH PROGRAM**

 

 

"TEXAS TUFF" PLANTS FOR THE GULF COAST            Visit https://galveston.agrilife.org/event/texas-tuff-plants/ to register
Monday, February 1
, 2021
10:00
- 11:30 a.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Briana Etie's presentation will cover plants that grow well in our Gulf Coast area. Discussion topics will include how to choose healthy, hearty plants for your landscape, as well as planting and caring for them.

 

GROWING GREAT TOMATOES, PART 2 OF 3           Visit https://galveston.agrilife.org/event/growing-great-tomatoes-part-2/ to register
Friday, February 5
, 2021
10:00
- 11:30 a.m.
This is part two of the three part program on Growing Great Tomatoes by Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais. He 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.
 

CHILE PEPPERS FROM A TO Z           Visit https://galveston.agrilife.org/event/chile-peppers-a-to-z/ to register
Friday, February 12
, 2021
10:00
- 11:30 a.m.
In this PowerPoint presentation, Master Gardener Gene Speller will discuss chile pepper anatomy, classification, nutrition, Scoville units, starting from seed, pest management, and uses of chile peppers. His presentation will also include information and photos on over 40 different varieties of pepper plants he has grown - many of which will be for sale in the CGMG online plant sales February 19 - 20 and March 12 -13, 2021.

 

SPRING PLANT SALE

12 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021

Due to Covid-19 this year's Spring Plant Sale will be held online.

Choose from hundreds of plants adapted to the Texas Gulf Coast growing area. Citrus & avocado trees, blueberries & blackberries, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, onions, sweet peppers & perennials will be available.

Browse online starting February 12! Shop NOON TO NOON Feb 19 - Feb 20 online & schedule a curbside pick-up time.
Visit the Galveston County Master Gardeners' online store for more details - https://store.galvestonmg.org
 

GROWING PEACHES IN GALVESTON COUNTY           Visit https://galveston.agrilife.org/event/growing-peaches-in-galveston-county/ to register
Friday, February 26
, 2021
10:00 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Master Gardener Herman Auer. Learn the better variety selection (both white and yellow flesh) for Galveston County, what to look for when buying your peach tree, and the best planting locations (think drainage). Topics discussed 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. Herman has been producing peaches in Galveston County for over 35 years.


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