Seasoned gardeners, as well as beginning gardeners who might be considering starting a vegetable garden for the first time, are invited to attend a special program, “Getting Your Vegetable Garden Growing,” which will take place on Monday, February 12, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m., in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.
Fort Bend County Master Gardener and Vegetable Specialist Ralph Fuller will provide an overview of spring vegetable gardening. Before the vegetables can appear, preparations must be made. Learn how to plan the lay-out and location of your garden for optimal sun, shade, and drainage. Get tips on container-gardening, row-gardening, and on preparing your garden with soil amendments and compost.
Fuller will also talk about varieties of plants that grow well in the area, and their growing seasons. Learn about Integrated Pest Management practices and how to set up a maintenance schedule for watering, fertilizing, weeding, and pest- and disease-control measures.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.