AgriLife Extension program in San Antonio will focus on spring vegetable gardening

March 18 program to cover selection, planting, care

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the “Let’s Get Ready for Spring Vegetable Gardening” program, part of its Backyard Gardening series, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 18.

A Backyard Gardening program on spring vegetable selection and planting, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County, will be held March 18 in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

A Backyard Gardening program on spring vegetable selection and planting, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County, will be held March 18 at their county office in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County, located in Suite 208 of  Conroy Square, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, San Antonio.

David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension county agent for horticulture, will present the program, which will address the basics of vegetable selection and planting to help ensure a successful spring garden.

“We will cover how to make decisions on where to locate a garden, choosing the right vegetable crops for that location, and how to properly tend the garden to get the best yield from the space available,” Rodriguez said.

Soil preparation, fertilization, planting techniques, watering, weed and pest control, mulching and harvesting will be among the subjects addressed, he said.

“This program will be useful to both beginning and experienced vegetable gardeners,” Rodriguez said.

The Backyard Gardening series is part of the agency’s statewide Backyard Basics initiative, which promotes the production, preservation and preparation of homegrown and homemade foods for better nutrition.

The cost is $10. Attendees should RSVP by March 14 to Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 or matorres@ag.tamu.edu.

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