Merry Christmas to you and your Family from the Johnson County Master Gardeners.



Winter is upon us!!!

It looks like winter has sneaked in and is going to stick around (this week anyhow). Make sure your hose bibs are covered and your delicate plants are inside and protected. Time for a break to get ready for Spring. Now is the time to start planning your garden. If you are not sure what to plant or you are new to the area, contact your County Agriculture Extension Agent (below) office and get all the information you may need……free.



Russell Farm Viticulture Trial

We have ended our second season with our Viticulture Trial. This coming Spring begins our third season for our Viticulture Trial and this season we will be harvesting our grapes! We have work to do before Spring gets here but we hope to have a good and healthy crop. We lost a couple plants but the remainder look strong. I will be sending out updates and definitely asking for assistance this season. Hope to see you in the Vineyard. Here are some of the nine varieties that were producing.




Johnson County Master Gardener Pam O’Hearn is teaching upcoming Junior Master Gardener’s, at Russell Farm. Great job Pam! If you know of any children interested in becoming Junior Master Gardeners, please contact your Johnson County Agriculture Extension Agent (below).





Meet your County Extension Agent

Justin Taylor Hale

Extension Agent, Johnson County, Texas

A&M AgriLife Extension Service

1 N. Main STE# 309 Cleburne, TX 76003




Carols and Cocoa:  at Russell Farm this Friday the 13th, from 6 to 8pm. Christmas Carols, Music, and Hot Cocoa! Come and join us, it’s free.


Christmas on the Farm:  at Russell Farm this Saturday the 14th, from 10am to 5pm. Music, Food, Crafts, , Tours of the Russell/Boren 1877 Home, Christmas Donkeys, and much more! Bring the family and have fun and share Christmas with us. It’s a free event.




For more information contact Master Gardener Elaine Bell at 817-309-8052.








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