Horticulture

NEW! Pomegranates as an Alternative Crop

El Paso County Extension Agents in Agriculture and Horticulture have teamed up to showcase a new crop for the region. Pomegrantes are salt tolerant and can grow in areas unsutable for other crops. For the backyard gardener, these ornamental multi-stemmed shrubs with their glossy, dark green foliage add interest to the garden all while providing delicious fruit! Click here to read about our latest program.

El Paso ranked in top ten cities in U.S. for urban gardening! To read full article click here

rose garden pruning 2013As an urban and commercial educational program, Horticulture provides El Paso County residents with the latest research-based information.

We do this by utilizing the mass media, short courses, community volunteers, demonstrations, computer technology and telecommunications to teach Earth Kind practices. We not only deal with gardening, but also with water conservation, recycling and other environmental issues in order to make our community, and world, a little better.

Resources:

Good To Grow- KTEP

Each Saturday at 11:15 am, Good to Grow will answer the many questions gardeners may have about plants, growing conditions, and proper care for El Paso’s varied gardens. Click the link to find out more, and listen in every Saturday.

Gardening in the Desert- El Paso Series

These publications have been developed specifically  for El Paso growing conditions.

Gardening and Growing

 Nursery/Floral and Greenhouse Information

Contact:

Denise S. Rodriguez, M.S.

County Extension Agent

Ysleta Annex
9521 Socorro Road
Suite A2 – Box2
El Paso,TX 79927
Ph: (915) 860-2515
Fx: (915) 860-2536

Email: drodriguez@ag.tamu.edu

 

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