Get Tips On Vegetable & Herb Gardening At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

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 on “Vegetable & Herb Gardening” on Saturday, March 2, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will provide an overview of spring vegetable and herb gardening. 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.

Holladay 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.

Holladay received his undergraduate degree in Horticulture from Stephen F. Austin State University and his graduate degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.