Saturday morning, August 10, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., the Big Country Master Gardener Association will present a seminar on fall vegetable gardening. The Taylor County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1982 Lytle Way, is the place you will want to be. If you are unfamiliar with the area, this is inside the fairgrounds, across Loop 322 from the airport.
Whether you are a veggie gardener wannabe like me or you have tended your plot for years, come join us. There is no charge for this event.
First on the agenda will be Lowell Johnston. He will talk to you about having a home compost system that can help enrich your soil and save money at the same time. You might be surprised to find out how easy and fun composting can be. John Kirk will finish up the seminar with great guidelines for planting. You will learn which plants are the stars in the fall garden, how to know when to plant for a fall harvest, and where to locate your garden patch. John will offer some great tips on soil preparation, how to plant seeds and transplants, what to do about the inevitable weeds that are going to want to horn in on that nutrient-rich soil, and more. Other master gardeners will be on hand to help you in any way we can.
We will have a fresh pot of coffee and some snacks that you can enjoy before the seminar starts or during the break between sessions. I’ve been around these folks long enough to know you will want to sample their goodies and enjoy their company. Copies of the power points will be provided, with space for your notes. There will be time at the end of each presentation for questions. Cool air, warm hospitality, great speakers. Come on down! Call the extension office at 325-672-6048 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.