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Cool-Season Vegetable Gardening

Laura McKenzie

On this week’s show, Denise, John and Jan offer tips on vegetable gardening in the cool seasons. At the cool time of the year, you can start to prepare your home garden and we would like to share important vegetables to plant, such as radishes, artichokes, spinach, herbs and more. Denise will also provide more updates and information on the El Paso County Master Gardeners programs that will be available for anyone to attend.

The Master Gardeners program has spread throughout the United States, including Canada and Several other countries. The love of gardening and search for knowledge is a primary reason for joining the Master Gardener program. Certified and trained Master Gardeners can continue to volunteer with others who share their interests, gain continual horticultural training and give back to their communities.

Additional information/Links

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

Originally aired on February 17, 2024

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.
John White, is a volunteer host on Good to Grow on Saturdays at 11:15 AM. He serves as curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Edward Reyes is an intern who helps with editing and mixing audio for KTEP’s show “Good to Grow.”
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