EXCITED ABOUT TOMATOES
TOPIC: April Veggie Happenings
DATE: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
TIME: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to https://ucanr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NrID9Nx0Rq-G0teLL_c5vg to complete your registration. Note: A sign-in link will be sent to the email address that is provided by all those who complete registration.
MEETING DESCRIPTION: It is all about tomatoes in April!! Join the tomato experts of the Sonoma County Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialist project. Learn how to select, plant and care for your tomato plants for a healthy and productive bounty. An opportunity for Q&A will follow the presentation.
HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY PLANT SALE:
The Spring Plant Sale at Harvest for the Hungry Garden will happen on Saturday, April 24, 2021, with new extended hours 8:00 to 5:00. This year, to ensure social distancing, customers will need to sign up in advance for a time slot to enter the garden and pick up their plants. As usual there will be thousands of pepper, tomato, and other vegetable starts. Dozens of varieties of flowers and habitat plants are also available. The garden is located at 1717 Yulupa, Santa Rosa. For information about the plants available and for instructions about signing up, please go to the Harvest for the Hungry website, www.harvestgarden.org. This directs you to their Facebook page if you would like to receive notices about their sale. In the meantime, enjoy perusing their extensive lists of plants that will be offered. [Note: Last year, most veggies were $4 each…a price that can’t be beat for organic starts. Proceeds from the sale support the Harvest for the Hungry Garden which puts fresh produce on the shelves on the shelves of a number of local food banks/hunger programs.] Harvest for the Hungry offers over 100 varieties of tomatoes—most not found locally. Try one different variety this year. Maybe ‘Pork Chop’ (a good-sized, sweet yellow indeterminate variety Check out individual crop articles on the Master Gardener Sonoma County website. http://sonomamg.ucanr.edu
Two particularly handy publications are “Year-Round Food Gardening in Sonoma County” and “Vegetable Planting Summary.”