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.

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Setting Up Raised Beds/Planters
Date:          Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:   TBD

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.


Warm Season Vegetables & Herbs
Date:          Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:  TBD

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.


Garden Pests and Diseases
Date:          Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time:          9:00-10:30 am
Location:   TBD

Learn how to identify and manage common garden pests and vegetable diseases using integrated pest management techniques.


Cool Season Vegetables & Herbs
Date:          Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:  TBD

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


Plant Propagation Basics
Date:          Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:  TBD

Learn the basic methods of propagation: seeds, cuttings, layering, division, budding and grafting.


Fruit Trees
Date:          Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time:         9:00-10:30 am
Location:  TBD

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.

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

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