Meet Your Local Master Gardeners Do you have gardening questions? Are you interested in learning how to become a Master Gardener? Are you curious about the Master Gardener volunteer program? The public is invited to meet Master Gardeners from Henderson County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) and County Extension Agent Spencer Perkins at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, on Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 to 6:30 … [Read more] about Meet Your Local Master Gardeners
Basic skills for the modern day homesteader.
Elizabeth Murphy felt the time was right to become a Master Gardener when she moved from Colorado to East Texas. “I registered for the class as soon as I knew of our plans to move,” she says. As a child, Murphy helped her maternal grandparents on their … [Read more] about Meet the Masters: Elizabeth Murphy
Why Have a Rooster? I've had chickens for years, but never a rooster. After all, if you don't want to build your flock naturally, why have a rooster? Now that we live in the country and are building our homestead, and the goal is to build the flock...you've … [Read more] about Why Have a Rooster?
Drip Irrigation Seminar Henderson County Master Gardener Association will host Keith Daniel on Thursday, August 9, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Athens Senior Citizens Center, 3344 Hwy 31 E, Athens. Daniel will share tips and techniques for installing a drip irrigation … [Read more] about Drip Irrigation Seminar
Meet the Masters: Sherry Sorrell Sherry Sorrell laughs when she talks about her decision, based mostly on a whim, to become a Master Gardener. “I went to a meet and greet at the library last summer because I wanted to learn more about gardening. I … [Read more] about Meet the Masters: Sherry Sorrell
Meet the Masters: Three Generations of Master Gardeners Peg Martinez is a proud mother and grandmother. She is also a Master Gardener. What makes her unique is that her daughter and two grandsons are also Master Gardeners. She is passing down the love of... … [Read more] about Meet the Masters: Three Generations
Growing Peanuts in a Container The peanut makes an interesting flowering pot plant that can yield a crop of home grown “goobers” in approximately 120 days after planting. You can probably find green or raw peanuts in the produce section of your supermarket. … [Read more] about Growing Peanuts in a Container
IT’S TIME AND PAST TIME TO PLANT YOUR GARDEN I have this fascination with clocks. Well, one might call it an obsession or an addiction. Clocks of any kind, small, large, table, floor, chiming, or dinging, anything unusual or different, or even just one that … [Read more] about IT’S TIME AND PAST TIME TO PLANT YOUR GARDEN
The box stores and dollar stores are stocking the shelves with spring planting items and seeds, seeds and more seeds! Shopping on Saturday, of course, I purchased seeds, seed starter soil and several jiffy seed starter greenhouses with the coir pellets for … [Read more] about Planting Seeds
What to Do with the Garden in January What do you do with the garden in January? Well, let’s wait a few days until temperatures come back up to a more normal range. Prepare garden area: If you haven’t already, it is time to dig beds for spring … [Read more] about What to Do with the Garden in January