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Event date: April 2, 2017
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners in the U.S. Their luscious fruits, with that quintessential taste of summer, is the reward. But tomatoes have some drawbacks: they are subject to a host of diseases that affect their health and production. To combat them, commercial growers are increasingly looking to grafting their favorite tomato cultivars on to tough, disease-resistant, vigorous root stocks. The result is an abundance of fruit on plants that can withstand blights, wilts, nematodes, and other fungal and bacterial diseases.
For the first time, Project Grow is conducting a tomato grafting class that will allow our gardeners to join this movement to growing tomatoes better. The class will be conducted by Steve Bielas, excellent gardener at County Farm and experienced tomato grafter. He will do a lecture/demonstration on grafting tomato seedlings, followed by a workshop where attendees will have the opportunity to practice and perfect their grafting skills on plants that they will take home. The class is designed for experienced gardeners only, who grow their own tomato seedlings and want better health and yields for their efforts. Class size is limited. Registration is required. There is a fee of $15.00 to cover the cost of equipment and seeds
If you are a novice gardener, or even an experienced one, attend this class to learn how to garden more effectively and efficiently in 2017. Experienced Project Grow gardeners, many of them master gardeners and composters, will share tips and techniques that have helped them to garden successfully.
Topics will range widely, to cover problems often encountered by gardeners at the start of the season, and will include, but are not limited to, the following: preparing beds for planting, choosing the right tool for the task at hand, amending the soil, decoding seeding and planting instructions, selecting appropriate staking methods and materials, using row covers effectively, watering wisely, preventing weeds, and the like. Class will be open to questions and individual problems.
Fee: $5. For Registration, click here. Walk-ins welcome.