Be sure to come and see our Demonstration Gardens at the Extension Office. Master Gardeners are usually working in the vegetable garden area on Tuesday and Friday from 9-12 (weather permitting) and are available to answer questions. Our demonstration gardens include a raised bed and row vegetable garden area, a rose garden, drought tolerant garden, herb garden, fruit tree area with various fruit trees and a keyhole garden under construction. We have a trial project going on involving different types/brands of compost and 2 trials sponsored through Texas A&M involving Earth Kind techniques for vegetables and herbs.
What is a Master Gardener?
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. What sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. Training is provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service through the local Extension office in Georgetown. Interested in becoming Master Gardener? Click HERE for information on the 2015 Master Gardener Training in Georgetown.
Demonstration Garden Blog
Harvested from the vegetable garden this week. Sugar snap peas 8.1 lbs, kohlrabi 12.3 lbs, broccoli floweretts, .5 lbs, spinach 1 lb, beet greens 4.6 lbs 26.5 Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Annunciation Maternity Home. 284.1 lbs. of garden produce has been donated to various local charities so far in 2015. Tuesday, we took the buckets off the tomatoes in row 8 and put up cages with row cover to protect the tomatoes from the wind. One plant was accidentally broke off… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. Swiss chard 2.7 lbs, sugar snap peas .5 lbs, kohlarabi 3.7 lbs, broccoli floweretts, .4 lbs, lettuce 2.6 lbs Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Caring Place in Georgetown. 257.6 lbs. of garden produce has been donated to various local charities so far in 2015. The weather in the garden was good on Tuesday, but Friday was rain and lightning, so work we only got to work one day this week. Row 3 was broad forked and… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. 13 lbs lettuce, 7.6 lbs peas, 1.6 lbs cabbage, .4 lbs broccoli flowerettes, 5.8 lbs kohlrabi, 1.2 lbs carrots, 2.3 lbs kale. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to the Caring Place in Georgetown and the Annunciation Maternity Home. 247.7 lbs. of garden produce has been donated to various local charities so far in 2015. The potatoes were hilled with compost. Hilling involves placing loose soil or compost around the potato vines and is usually done when the plants… Read More →