BACKYARD GARDENING -
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
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
Saturday, August 22, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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
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.