Saturday, March 6, 2010

Time for veggies?

Feeling spring in the air?  Getting the itch to start your warm season vegetables?  We have got you covered with some great education sessions to make sure you get the best garden yet!

Spring Into Action: Starting Your Vegetable Garden Right
Friday, March 12, 9-11am
Demonstration Garden at AgriLife Extension Office of Travis County
1600B Smith Rd., Austin TX  78721

A free, hands-on demonstration, this seminar on soil and the first steps of starting a vegetable garden will increase your vegetable gardening knowledge.  Learn about soil amendments, the correct way to prepare and handle transplants and how to prepare and plant seeds.  This demonstration is free and open to the public. 

Spring Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, March 13,10am-noon
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin TX

Enjoy juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and delectable green beans straight from your garden.  Learn how to plant and maintain a spring vegetable garden from Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist Patty Leander, who will share her expertise on vegetable varieties that perform well in Central Texas, recommended planting times, and composting. This seminar is loaded with basic facts and helpful ideas, useful to both new and experienced vegetable gardeners.  This seminar is free and open to the public.  This is one of our most popular seminars, so please come early to get a seat. 

Both seminars are presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association, a volunteer arm of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County.

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