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Calling all Gardeners…

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Bosque County, along with the Hill County Extension Office, will be offering a Master Gardener Training starting in February 2017.  If you are an avid gardener or someone who enjoys learning about horticulture this is a great opportunity.  Training topics will include in-depth classes on plant diseases, soil fertility, trees, grasses, vegetable production, irrigation, organic gardening, entomology and more. You may ask yourself what exactly is a Master Gardener?   A Master Gardener is an individual who has completed extensive training and… Read More →

Master Gardener Training

Training topics will include in-depth classes on plant pathology, botany, trees, grasses, vegetable production, irrigation, insect and pests, fire ant control, organic gardening, and Earth kind landscaping. For more information contact Chelsea Dorward at the Bosque County Extension Office at [email protected] or 254-435-2331.

Container Gardening

Last week, I had a great time at the Wellness Wednesday program at Goodall-Witcher Hospital talking to a group about container gardening.  As we wind down the summer, it’s not too late to plant some fresh vegetables and herbs in containers.  If you plan it right, you can have fresh greens throughout the winter! Cool season crops need to be planted in late summer to harvest after the first frost in the fall.  Cool season crops include beet, carrot, cabbage, broccoli, onion, greens, radish, turnip, and lettuce.  Here… Read More →

Gardening for Your Health!

This week, I have been out in my yard every chance I can get to work in the yard and enjoy the nice weather.  One of my neighbors accused me of having spring fever.  You bet!  I love this time of year, and I am already dreaming of fresh tomatoes and other homegrown vegetables this summer. If you have spring fever also, here are a few things to think about for your vegetable garden. Plant a variety of vegetables to add different nutrients in your diet. Fresh fruits… Read More →

Fall Color for Your Yard: Superstar Plants

Texas Bluebonnets, Texas Lilac Vitex, Flare Hibiscus, Shantung Maple, and ‘Natchez’ Blackberry – What do these plants have in common? They are among the list of Texas Superstar plants that have been tested and selected by Texas A&M AgriLife Research for their great performance in the Texas landscape. And now, there is a new superstar on the block that you should try growing this fall. It is the Zinnia marylandica. According to Dr. Brent Pemberton, AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist and head of the Texas Superstar board, “They have… Read More →