“In the News”
11th Annual Williamson County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Vendor Fair, Saturday, April 6th. Click the following link for more information. https://txmg.org/williamson/special-events/
The 2019 Texas Master Gardener State Conference is scheduled for April 25-27 in Victoria Texas. Click the following link for the Conference website.
The Emerald ash borer is a serious threat to ash trees and is has been discovered in Texas. It was accidentally introduced into the United States and discovered in Michigan in 2002. It has now spread to 33 states including Texas in 2016 in Harrison County. In 2018, the beetles were found in two new Texas counties, Marion and Cass. To learn more, click the following link. https://txmg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/williamson/files/Emerald-ash-borer-Feb-2019.pdf
Visit our Demonstration Gardens at the Williamson County Extension Office at 3151 SE Innerloop Road, Georgetown, Texas to see examples of research based horticulture techniques. Click here for our location on Google Maps
Our demonstration gardens include raised bed and row vegetable gardens, a container garden, a rose garden, a drought tolerant garden, a herb garden, a fruit tree area, and a keyhole garden.
Demonstration Garden Blog
Accomplishments Donations to The Caring Place start new year. This will include both harvested and donated items. 320 lbs. harvested, 5 lbs. donated. Plantings for this month include daikon radishes, cilantro, parsley, onions (lots of them), peach, pecan and apple trees, red clover cover crop Sonia is putting together a recap of the Ant Experiment Rick and Judy’s carrot bed trial continues to do great Lettuce trial has continued to produce well Lots of seaweed tea used to protect from weather, fish emulsion Rows readied for onion… Read More →
Fire Ant Experiment in Garden Fire Ant Experiment Report Master Gardeners Sonia and Rick We chose three locations and three different drench mixtures to apply 1. an equal amount of the orange oil mix and Neem Oil mix, 2. orange oil mix only and 3. Neem oil mix only). The first location was in the compost pile. It was a gigantic ant mound that measured 5’X3′. We used 6 gallons of the orange oil mix and 6 gallons of the Neem Oil mix. The second location was in… Read More →