2015 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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BACKYARD GARDENING - STRAWBERRIES         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, August 1, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Galveston County Master Gardener Robert Marshall, this program will cover how to successfully grow strawberries in the Galveston County area. Topics covered will include the correct time to plant and choosing the best varieties for this area. Also covered will be how to prepare your garden beds, water and fertilizing needs, as well as disease and pest control.

THE GREAT PEPPER EXTRAVAGANZA - Seminar & Tasting        e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, August 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

PowerPoint presentation by Master Gardener Gene Speller includes background and origin of pepper plants; heat value classification (Scoville Units); how to start from seed; culture and growing tips; recommended varieties; insect and disease control; and pepper uses & recipes. Gene will have his homegrown peppers available for tasting and comparison. His peppers come from all four 'heat' groups: mild, medium, very hot and extremely hot, to suit everyone's taster. The general public is also encouraged to bring in their own un-sliced peppers for taste comparisons.

THE PATIO GARDEN                          e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, August 22, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Many people find themselves with the dilemma of loving to garden but not having a place to do it. Container gardening can open the door to growing loads of delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs right there on your patio, courtyard or balcony. Learn soil management, fertility, types of containers and plant selection. Everything you need to know to become a "Patio Farmer". PowerPoint presentation given by former County Extension Agent for Montgomery County, Thomas LeRoy.

SUCCESSFUL FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING        e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, August 29, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Master Gardener Luke Stripling will present a seminar on growing cool weather vegetables. Topics will include soil preparation, drainage, raised beds, growing up with fence or other supports, seed planting dates, varieties, planting depth, fertilizer methods, water requirements, and harvesting.



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