Monday, December 28, 2009

Curious about composting?

Have you always wanted to start a compost pile but didn't know how to get started?  Want someone to teach you how to build and maintain a compost pile? 

Building and Maintaining a Compost Pile
January 6, 2010,  11 am - Noon
Demo Garden at Texas AgriLife Extension Office of Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd, Austin 78721

Join the Travis County Master Gardeners at the Extension office demonstration garden to learn about various types of compost bins and their merits.  This seminar will help you gain knowledge about the steps required to convert vegetable matter & other waste into compost, a desirable soil amendment.  Adding compost to your garden and vegetable beds will improve your soil and give your plants the organic matter they need to grow healthier.

This seminar is free, open to the public and requires no reservations.  It is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association, a volunteer arm of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. For more details, see or call the Travis County Master Gardener's help desk at (512) 854-9600.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Frost and Freezes Publication

A new publication - Frost & Freezes is available on the Central Texas Horticulture Website at

This publication offers suggestions on ways to protect your plants from the threat of cold. Learn about the science of freezes, plant protection techniques, watering, covering plants, soil & mulch, adding heat and protecting container plants.