SAN ANGELO, Texas — The “three T’s” of Texas horticulture – turfgrass, trees and tomatoes – will be the focus of a workshop on Feb. 29 in San Angelo.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the horticulture event at the Tom Green 4-H Building at 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67.
The event will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30, and an RSVP is requested by Feb. 26 to 325-659-6522.
“There is a great diversity of things we can grow in Texas, but at the heart of our horticultural efforts are the three big T’s,” said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent for Tom Green County. “Lawns and shade trees are important foundations to a beautiful, functional landscape, and tomatoes are the most popular vegetable for home gardeners.”
Gardening is challenging in West Texas, so it’s important to choose the best plants that are well adapted to the local climate and use research-proven techniques for the most success, she said.
“We hope this program gives all those in the Concho Valley some ideas, tools and information needed to master the basics of the three T’s,” Watkins said.
Speakers will include Watkins; Chrissie Segars, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension turf specialist, Dallas; Russ Wallace, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist, Lubbock; and Cortney Redman, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, Tom Green County.
Lunch is included and will feature a Dinner Tonight! tomato recipe prepared by Redman.
–Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
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