Taking on a Thorny Subject at Heartland
On September 3, 2022, Master Gardener Robert Castro kicked-off the fall gardening series at Heartland Community with his presentation, “Confessions of an Agaveholic.” Castro, a self-proclaimed cactus fan, began the program with video demonstration of safe ways to handle cactus. He talked about different kinds of cacti, including nine labeled species that were available for participants to examine. As Castro repotted a cactus for the group, he discussed when and how to repot cactus and what supplies are needed, emphasizing those specifically needed to avoid cactus thorns. Residents were then invited to choose and pot a cactus to take home using supplies supplied by the Kaufman County Master Gardeners. Eight households, comprised of ten adults and six children, from Heartland attended, along with five Master Gardeners and one guest.