Learn to Tame Your Tomatoes May 5th

Pictured: Folks at last year's workshop learning how taming tomatoes ensures high yields and happy plants

*from our Plant Providence blog

Fact: a single tomato plant can yield more than twenty pounds of fruit over the course of a growing season!A tomato seedling usually costs about the same as a pound of tomatoes at the store! That means that growing your own tomatoes is a great way to save money on food while enjoying juicy, ripe, and flavorful tomatoes right in your garden.

Tomato plants definitely require some maintenance, If you want to enjoy tomatoes right off the vine from your backyard, window box, or hanging basket, you’ll want to join us for the next workshop in the Plant Providence series on Saturday, May 5th, when Thom the Tomato Guy will give you all the tips you need to produce and preserve a bumper crop this summer! “Taming Your Tomatoes” will be held 10-11:30 a.m. at the Fox Point Community Garden near the corner of Gano St. and Power St. on the east side of Providence. You’ll get practical advice about planting, staking, tomato care (watering, mulching, fertilizing, weeding), and ways to fend off the pests that enjoy the taste of tomatoes as much as we do.

The workshop is $5, or free for members of the Providence Community Growers Network—please bring payment in the form of cash or check. Click here to register! Here’s to great salads, sauces, and soups this year.

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