The goal of this garden is to develop a recommended variety list of vegetables for Fort Bend County by trialing a wide variety of vegetables over a period of three years. Due to the mild climate in Fort Bend County vegetables can be grown year-round. During the trial growing period no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used. The soil is amended with leaf mold compost and cottonseed meal bi-annually. A drip irrigation system is used in the beds to ensure efficient watering.
There are examples of raised-bed style gardens and traditional row gardens. The raised beds are built using a variety of materials, including cedar, cinder block, and wood-lined decorative bricks.
Spring Vegetable Gardening – Garden of the Month by Garreta Kipp, Fort Bend Master Gardener
Our vegetable gardens will be fallow until limitations placed on Master Gardener gatherings and use of county buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.
Vegetable Garden - Fall
|Beet Greens||Bulls Blood|
|Pak Choi||Toy Choi|
|Pole Beans||Kentucky Blue|
|Red Cabbage||Salad Delight|
|Swiss Chard||Rainbow Blend|
|Watermelon Radish||Rido Red|