The Tomato Whisperer: Secrets of Growing Bountiful Tomatoes!
Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving
Have you been frustrated growing tomatoes? Do you have puny plants and poor production? Struggle no more! In this class, we’ll go over all of the growing tips and tricks from seeding to fruiting so you can have a fabulous tomato harvest this summer.
We’ll discuss soil, watering and fertilizing needs, plus potting and pruning methods. Also, we’ll go into detail about garden pests and diseases specific to tomatoes, as well as how to identify and combat them. Tomatoes have some very unique needs and behaviors, so we’ll pinpoint those for a good discussion, including troubleshooting, so feel free to bring your tomato stories and questions!
In addition, we’ll talk about the best tomatoes to grow in our short-season climate, greenhouse growing, and types of varieties to choose from, plus how to identify healthy and not-so healthy plants when purchasing them.
Students will have hands-on time to repot a tomato plant which they’ll take home. Included in the class is a detailed handout of great tomato facts and information, plus a few easy, delicious recipes for using and preserving your tomato harvest.
Date of the class: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time of the class: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maximum number of students: 25
Minimum number of students: 5
Age range: 14 and up
Location: The Folk School (downstairs)
Cost: $33 (members); $50 (non-members)
Pre-Registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by two days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.
To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).
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