Fort Bend Master Gardeners

Welcome to Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ website. Master Gardeners provide volunteer service through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Fort Bend County. To support the goals of AgriLife Extension Service, these volunteers offer their skills and knowledge of horticulture and environmental issues to Fort Bend residents.

The Fort Bend County Master Gardeners promote conservation and sustainable horticultural practices to residents of the county by:

  • providing research-based gardening information,
  • presenting educational programs for the both adults and children,
  • communicating gardening information using articles, newsletters, phone and digital media, and
  • maintaining demonstration gardens to determine the best plants for the local area.

FBMG programs, demonstration gardens and operations are supported through our annual plant sales.

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Gardening Tips

Seed Potatoes can be planted in the fall in Fort Bend County, but you may have a hard time finding them! Do not use potatoes from the grocery store. Potatoes are a cool season crop, but the tops must be protected from frost. Check with local specialty nurseries or feed stores for availability. Potato Seeds
Trees such as Ash can be pruned in mid-late February ideally after last frost, if no frost, then in mid-late February. Do not prune flowering trees until they have completed flowering cycle. Ash Tree
A lemon tree that is producing well but has curling leaves with pale markings that look like “trails” more that likely may have Leaf Miners. Lemon Tree
Cucumbers are tough to grow in the fall, as they require warm temperatures, but they can be planted as late as July and the first part of August in Fort Bend County for fall harvesting.Planting Cucumbers
The best time to prune roses is when they are dormant and not flowering. Traditionally roses are pruned before new growth has begun around February 14th.Pruning Roses

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