Monday, March 4, 2013

March 14 seminar: Understanding Your Soil

Your soil is the foundation of your garden and it can make your plants survive and thrive or bring them down.  So understanding how to make your soil the best it can be should be at the top of your gardening priority list.
Understanding Soil and Soil Amendments
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10am-12pm
Travis County AgriLife Extension Office
1600 B Smith Rd., Austin TX  78721
Get to know your soil so you can improve its ability to retain moisture and improve plant growth.  Your soil may be blocking vital elements your plants need to grow.  Ascertain how and when to add missing elements to improve plant health and production. Learn the type of soil on your property and its corresponding strengths and weakness.  (Bring a cup of your soil in a plastic bag and a glass jar with lid.) Discover changes you can make to improve the soil structure and water storage capacity.  Organic matter, cover crops, soil microorganism and mulching will be discussed.
This class is part of The Green Thumb series.  Registration required at or by phone 979-845-2604.  Keyword Search: Green Thumb.  One class is $15, with price discounts for signing up for 3 or more classes at the same time.  Class is limited to 40 people. It is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners, the volunteer arm of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County.

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