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Here are a couple of great educational opportunities for adults and youth in becoming better gardeners in 2013.
Bexar County Master Gardener’s
May 21 (Tues) 6:30pm-8:30pm Backyard Gardening Series: "How to Build a Raised Bed and Utilizing Drip Irrigation” Come visit with Master Gardeners Dr. Tom Harris and Ron Csehil to become more comfortable and successful with raised bed gardens as well as to save water with drip irrigation. For more information and to RSVP, contact Angel Torres at (210) 467-6575. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. Click here for more information.
2013 Alamo Area Horticulture Show and Contest
May 25, 2013 at Festival of Flowers
The Bexar County Master Gardeners invite all area gardeners to participate in the 2013 Alamo Area Horticulture Show and Contest that will take place during the Festival of Flowers on May 25, 2013 at the Alzafar Shrine, 901 N. Loop 1604, between Blanco Rd. and Stone Oak Pkwy. The horticulture show and contest is presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.
The show and contest is open to all amateur home gardeners from Bexar and the surrounding counties. Gardeners of all ages are encouraged to enter the show including gardeners 17 years old and younger that are judged separately from the adult exhibitors.
We are encouraging area youth to participate in the show. If you are affiliated with a scout or church youth group, mentor a school garden or other youth organization, please share this information with our area young folks including family members and neighbors.
Exhibitors may bring their entries to the Alzafar Shrine between 3 -7 pm Friday, May 24, or 8 – 10 am on Saturday, May 25. There is a fee of $5 for each person entering one or more exhibits in the show. Each exhibitor will receive one coupon good for admission to the Festival of Flowers on Saturday, May 25.
For more information go to 2013 Alamo Area Horticulture show located at the San Antonio Festival of Flowers website: http://safestivalofflowers.com/wpfof/horticulture-show/ or contact Mary Ann Johnson 210-497-5446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s time to add Tango Celery to your winter garden.
Plant them in a well-drained organically enriched soil that’s about a foot deep. Fertilize every third week with a granulated fertilizer.
Tie plant stalks as a bunch when the plants hit 12-18” tall.
Protect them if it gets below freezing by covering with the N-Sulate blankets.
Start harvesting individual stalks from mid-March through April.