‘Plantastic’ veggie seminar set March 5


The Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Office announced two programs.

Back from last year, the Plantastic Vegetable Gardening Seminar returns March 5. The program will be held in the large meeting hall at the new Gillespie County Extension Office, at 38 Business Court in Fredericksburg.

The guest speaker is Molly Keck, who will talk about good and bad bugs in vegetable gardens. Breakout program topics include tomatoes, square foot gardening, gardening 101, basic food preservation, improving your soil, garden disasters plus solutions and more.

Registration will be from 8:30-9 a.m., with the first speaker starting at 9:10 a.m. after announcements. The program is expected to run until 3:30 p.m.

Because of COVID-19, attendance is limited for the program. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Paid preregistrations and lunch orders are due by March 3 at noon. Cost for the program is $40 with a box lunch, $30 without a box lunch and $40 at the door with no boxed lunch. Visit https://gillespie.agrilife.org/ agriculture-2/horticulture/ upcoming-programs/ for the registration form.

On March 6 is the Grafting Class. The program will be held at the new Gillespie County Extension Office. Participants will learn how grafting works and get to try it themselves on grapes and tomatoes. They will get to take home what they graft. Cost for this program is $30, and pre-registration is mandatory. Payment is due at registration.

There will be two sessions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and one from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participation is limited.

Face masks are required at all programs. For more information, contact Beth McMahon at 830-997-3452 or Elizabeth.mcmahon@ag.tamu.edu.