Weatherford Democrat

July 18, 2011

Fall vegetable gardening program next week

Weatherford Democrat

ALEDO — WEATHERFORD — For a successful fall garden, don’t wait until fall to get started.

With the lack of spring rains and the rapid warm up with extended summer heat, many spring planted vegetable gardens have not performed very well this year, Jon Green, County Extension Agent-Ag, said. However, there is still hope for a plentiful garden this fall if gardeners prepare soon.

Many vegetables actually perform better under our fall weather conditions, Green said.

To learn more about this topic, the Parker County office of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering a fall vegetable gardening seminar at 6.30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Parker County Agriculture Services Center meeting room, 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford, with a cost of $10 per person, payable at the door.

Guest speaker Steve Chaney, extension horticulture agent from Tarrant County, will discuss soil preparation and proper soil amendment recommendations, water recommendations and water conservation practices, fall vegetable selections, and ways to manage and reduce various gardening problems that might be encountered, Green said.

Fall gardening planting schedules will be available to those attending.