Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County, along with the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, present a six-class program on creating a productive edible garden in the home landscape.  Participants will learn how to start a garden, the keys to success, what to plant and when, and how to reap the benefits of year-round food production in Fort Bend County.

Please register in advanceIndividual class registrations are due two days prior to each class date.

***At this time, classes are in-person.***

Click here to download a printable flyer!


Fruit Trees
Date:          Saturday, February 4, 2023    Full Capacity
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:   1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Please register early by completing the form HERE.

The Fruit Tree class is completely full.  Registration is closed to new participants.
This is a GREAT problem to have and we thank those of you that have already signed up! 

Learn about fruit trees, including semi-tropicals, which are suitable for and thrive in Fort Bend County. Topics covered will include when and how to plant the trees, common problems and their resolutions.


Edible Garden Planning
Date:          Saturday, March 4, 2023
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:   1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Please register early by completing the form HERE.

Learn about site selection, setting up garden beds, container gardening, and planning for vegetables, fruit trees and other edibles along with soil fertility and soil testing.


Warm Season Vegetables & Herbs
Date:          Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time:          9:00-10:30 am
Location:   1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Please register early by completing the form HERE.

Learn how to plan and maintain your spring and summer garden and how to select vegetables that do well in Fort Bend County. Growing vegetables in containers or small spaces will be covered, as well as the basics of drip and sprinkler system irrigation methods.


Setting Up Raised Beds/Planters
Date:          Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:   1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Please register early by completing the form HERE.

Learn about the pros and cons of using different materials to make raised beds, set up considerations and maintenance. Planters including pots will also be covered.


Cool Season Vegetables & Herbs
Date:          Saturday, August 5, 2023
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:   1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Please register early by completing the form HERE.

Should you sow seeds or buy transplants? How about herbs? Learn about choosing the right vegetables for fall and early winter.


Composting
Date:          Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:   1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, TX 77471
Please register early by completing the form HERE.

Making your own compost can be a fun and rewarding activity. There are many advantages to making compost, including a healthier garden and less yard waste going to a landfill. Learn how you can easily make your own compost using items from your kitchen, yard, and gardens.

For questions and information, contact:
Brandy Rader at 281-342-3034 or brandy.rader@ag.tamu.edu

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