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9:00 am

Growing Great Tomatoes (Part 2)

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

This is part two of the three part program on Growing Great Tomatoes by Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais. He reveals his secrets of successful planting and production of great tomatoes. Learn about the various varieties that do well in this area, making your selections, when to transplant your seedlings and various growing techniques. Information on soil requirements, needed nutrients and the temperature ranges for best tomato fruit set. With this knowledge, you can become the tomato king on your street and be challenged by your friends.... Read More →

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1:00 pm

Growing Peaches in Galveston County

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Master Gardener Herman Auer. Learn the better variety selection (both white and yellow flesh) for Galveston County, what to look for when buying your peach tree, and the best planting locations (think drainage). Topics discussed will include chill hours, rootstock, pruning to shape, and thinning methods that lead to larger fruit. Also learn how to judge ripening dates and the best time to harvest. Herman has been producing peaches in Galveston County for over 35 years. All programs are conducted at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension... Read More →

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