Hope everyone is staying safe. Just an update. The Saturday morning CVG classes have been postponed. We have missed March 14, 21st, and now 28th of class. The Bexar County Master Gardeners, San Antonio Botanical Garden, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension staff wish you and your families well.
While we are all doing our part and practicing social distancing, check us out on Facebook for some online trainings and gardening updates!
Stay safe and stay healthy.
In light of developing COVID-19 information and in an effort to keep our customers healthy and safe, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has decided to cancel tomorrow’s (March 14, 2020) Children’s Vegetable Garden Program.
We appreciate your understanding.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
Today was the first day of Spring planting at the Children’s Vegetable Garden. We really lucked out with the gorgeous weather!
We began the season by planting a few crops that can withstand any cold snaps we might have in March:
Planting measurements for the potatoes:
- Measure 8 inches in from the edge of your plot
- Mark out two 18 inch long trenches
- Measure to make sure they’re a foot apart
- Dig each trench 4 inches deep
We dusted our potato rows with horticultural dust, which you can see in the pictures. This helps prevent fungus in in the seed potatoes we use. After we place the potatoes in, we mound up the dirt over them, which helps us to dig them up later!
Take a look at what we planted:
After we finished planting the potatoes, we planted our cabbage and broccoli. First thing is to make sure to soak the broccoli transplants in a bucket of water, just up to the lip of their root ball, and until all the air bubbles come out.
Next, we plant! We took both our broccoli and cabbage transplants and put them in the soil just a little deeper than the soil line of their containers. Take a look at our young gardeners planting!
These are what our first planting session finished products look like!
We made sure to hand water the new transplants in very well, and watered in some liquid fertilizer (Hasta-Gro) to end our first day!
Make sure to check back next week to see whats growing!