Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested.
The Texas Master Gardener Handbook is the horticulture training manual used for the program and can be used as a research-based reference for disseminating horticulture information. It includes Master Gardener certification and recertification documents and wallet cards for Master Gardener Interns and Master Gardeners.
The Texas Master Gardener Handbook includes Earth-Kind Landscaping, ornamental plants, IPM, and much more!
This book contains the complete curriculum for the Texas Master Gardener program. Seventh edition, 424 pages.
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This 11-page publication provides background information on organic agriculture, a description of the research project, project outcomes, experiences managing the organic system, as well as links to additional resources.
This publication explains how to grow pears in Texas. Topics include climate, soil, varieties, rootstocks, site preparation, planting, pruning and training, cultivation, diseases, insects, and harvest. (5 pages)
Sweet potatoes are a member of the morning glory family. This root crop has hundreds of varieties-some bred for their colorful flowers or trailing vines used in landscapes and others for the tasty potatoes. Sweet potatoes require a warm climate for growth and are extremely heat tolerant. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of […]
Squash is a popular warm-season garden vegetable that grows well in all areas of Texas. Squash plants take up a lot of space, but because they are prolific producers, it takes only a few plants to feed a family and all their neighbors. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of squash plants and provides […]