2022 Grant

Parker County Master Gardener

Association

2022 Grant Application
Request for Proposal
is OPEN

funding horticultural education and community projects in Parker County

The application must be submitted by September 30, 2022

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More information and application form

 

Must  involve “providing the best horticultural practices appropriate for our county”. 

If you represent a group or organization in Parker County and would like to apply for part of the grant funds for 2022, get more detail and an application above.

  • How Did the Texas 1015 Onion Get It's Name?

    How did the Texas 1015 Onion get its name? It was based on the prime planting date for the onion, which is October 15th.

  • Onions ~ When to Plant

    In our USDA Zone 7B

    Spring: Onion plants are hardy to 20° so they can be planted early. The earlier the onion is planted, the more time the onion has to make more top and therefore larger onions.

    Short and Intermediate can be planted starting in mid Febuary thorough mid March. After the weather starts to heat up, it is really too late get the slip established and have a good tasting onion. 

    The best varieties for Parker County are: Intermediate Day (needing 12-14 hours of daylight)

     Sweet Red:
    Adds special color and flavor to salads! This is the variety used by Italian restaurant and great for hamburgers too! Sweet Red bulbs grow well in Parker County,  but have limited storage capability.

    Cimarron: Popular intermediate variety! This large, yellow, onion possesses the unique combination of earliness, productivity, and quality.

    Gardeners can expect Cimarron to mature later in the south and earlier in the north than the designated varieties bred for their areas.

    The Cimarron is mildly pungent in flavor with medium storage capability.

     

    Here is a link to the Texas A&M Horticultural Website:  http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/onions/ONIONGRO.html

    This link has a good amount of info on onions and care.