Vegetable growing program set for Sept. 8 in Amarillo

AgriLife Extension expert to answer gardening questions

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Brandon Boughen, 806-373-0713,

AMARILLO – Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Hutchinson and Potter counties will present a class on vegetable production Sept. 8 at the AgriLife Extension office for Potter County, 3301 E. 10th Ave., Amarillo.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., said Brandon Boughen, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Potter County. The cost is $15, and preregistration is required by Sept. 4.

This course will provide an overview of the difficulties of growing vegetables in the Panhandle and how to overcome obstacles, Boughen said. The agenda will include soil preparation, 10 steps to successful gardening and a presentation called “90 percent organic and 10 percent common sense.” Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension state vegetable specialist in College Station, will be presenting the class.

“Most of us have had a really tough year with some of our vegetables, especially tomatoes,” Boughen said. “I hope that this class will help people understand why some of those problems occurred and how to make sure they don’t face those same issues next year.”

Contact Boughen at 806-373-0713 to preregister or for more information.

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