Monday, February 9, 2009

Free Gardening Seminar

Despite the cold weather, anyone who plans to put in a garden this year
needs to get ready right now. That’s the word from Leon County
Extension Agent Tommy Neyland. “People who can’t wait to get their
garden in can get started right now,” Neyland indicated. “It won’t be
long before some of our early-season crops need to be planted, and
there’s a whole lot of work to get done before then.” Local Master
Gardeners will help gardeners learn the best methods for getting those
plants in the ground as they along with Bo Bo's Nursery hosts a free
“Early Season Vegetables” seminar Friday, February 20, from 11:00am
to 12:30pm at BoBo's Nursery. Methods for planting Tomatoes, onions,
potatoes, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and green
peas will be just part of the seminar. “There’s any number of crops that
do especially well when planted early in the year,” said Neyland.
“We’ll concentrate on how to know when to plant these crops, how
to prepare the soil for planting, the best varieties for our area, as
well as the actual procedures for getting in the ground.” In addition to
variety selection and production methods, the class will also
concentrate on weed control, fertilization and care of the plants. The
vegetable gardening class is offered free to the public and will be held
at Bo Bo's Nursery, located on Hwy 79 between Buffalo and Jewett. For
more information and preregistration please contact the Texas Agrilife
Extension Service at 903.536.2531 or at We will seek to
provide reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities for
this event. We request that you contact Texas Agrilife Extension three
days before the event to advise us of the auxiliary aid or service that
will be required. Extension programs serve of all ages regardless of
socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national
origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service