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November Gardening Tips

KTEP's Arely Avitia

On this week’s show, Denise and Jan offer tips on gardening during November and being active during this time of the year. During this November, the temperatures are dropping and we shall give you advice on taking care of your garden with greenhouses, frost blankets, and constant watering. Denise will also provide more updates and information on the El Paso County Master Gardeners programs that will be available for anyone to attend.

El Paso started their Master Gardener program in 1981 by John White, a County Extension Agent, and also has an association that meets regularly and provides opportunities for learning and leadership. Once trained and certified, Master Gardeners can continue volunteering with others who share their interests, gain continual horticultural training, and give back to their communities. There are more than 6,000 Texas Master Gardeners based in Texas and they have served over 400,000 hours of their time and talent to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Additional information/Links

  • Visit the  El Paso County Master Gardeners website for questions, tips, and upcoming calendar events:

Originally aired on November 4, 2023

Denise S. Rodriguez, County Administrator and Horticulture Extension Agent, is an El Paso native who earned her BS and MS in Horticulture at New Mexico State University. Denise previously worked at the AgriLife Research Center at El Paso where she was part of a research team focusing on determining the drought and salt tolerance of low water use plants in urban horticulture. She has tailored her home gardens to be kid friendly in hopes of inspiring her own children to engage in gardening.
Jan Petrzelka is a voluntter host on Good To grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. She is a Master Gardner with the Texas A&M Extension service and conducts workshops on gardening.
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