Grow Your Own

Full Capacity

All classes for the Grow your Own Series are 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!  Please check our website for future Fort Bend County Extension programs.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County, along with the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, are offering opportunities for the people of our region to learn more about creating and maintaining beautiful low-maintenance landscapes through a six-class program in 2018. Classes from 9:00 am – 11:00 am will combine indoor and outdoor lessons that will prepare participants to garden more successfully and sustainably.

Please register prior to each class – $15 per class or $60 for all six classes.
CASH OR CHECK payable to Fort Bend Master Gardeners (or FBMG)


Planning for a Home Edible Garden
Date:           Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time:          9:00-11:00am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:   Extension Office
Cost:           $15.00 per participant

Learn about site selection, setting up garden beds, container gardening, and planning for vegetables, fruit trees and other edibles.  Our demonstration gardens will serve as examples of all the above aspects of planning.


Soils, Composting, & Fertilizing 
Date:           Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time:          9:00-11:00am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:   Extension Office
Cost:           $15.00 per participant

Learn how to prepare and improve the soil; basics of home composting, home-made or bought; components of fertilizers and methods of application.  Soil analysis and testing is covered.


Spring & Summer Vegetables
Date:           Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time:          9:00-11:00am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:   Extension Office
Cost:           $15.00 per participant

Learn about selection and planting of spring and Summer vegetables that do well in Fort Bend County.  Growing vegetables in containers or small spaces will be covered.  Basics of drip and sprinkler system irrigation methods.  Our demonstration vegetable gardens will serve as outdoor classrooms.


Fruit Trees for Fort Bend County
Date:           Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time:          9:00am-11:00am; Check-in: 8:30am
Location:   Extension Office
Cost:           $15.00 per participant

Learn about fruit trees that are suitable and thrive in Fort Bend county.  Topics covered will include when and how to plant the trees, common problems, and their resolutions.


Fall Vegetables
Date:           Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time:          9:00am-11:00am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:   Extension Office
Cost:          $15.00 per participant

Learn about choosing the right vegetables for Fall and early Winter.  Should you sow seeds or buy transplants?  How about herbs?  Demonstration will include seed planting, and spacing the seedlings.


Niche Gardening
Date:           Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time:          9:00-11:00am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:   Extension Office
Cost:           $15.00 per participant

This special class will cover ethnic, culinary, and medicinal herbs, and edible flowers.  You will learn about unusual herbs that do well in Fort Bend County, as well as their common uses.

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