Fort Bend Master Gardeners are renovating the Vegetable Demonstration Garden!
We’ll be adding more raised beds, rainwater harvesting tanks, and an
open-air classroom! More classes about how to grow vegetables at home are being planned.
Due to the mild climate in Fort Bend County vegetables can be grown year-round. The Master Gardeners will demonstrate how we do this and also recommend varieties that work well in our area of Texas.
The renovations should be finished in the Fall, 2021, so check back with us!
In the meantime, you can get lots of information about growing vegetables by visiting https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/vegetable/.
The information below is about the former Vegetable Garden and has been left here for reference until we have a complete description of the new garden.
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|