Tomatoes Galore Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. From February 11 to April 15, 2021, I am proud to be hosting the spring gardening classes for the Payson Community Garden in northern Gila County. You are invited to join us and learn along with Payson’s community gardeners. Classes include soil building and its great benefits, ways to have healthy plants throughout the garden season, how to keep bugs and disease away, and harvesting at the right time. Presenters will be available for Q&A to discuss applying practices to your situation.
Featured Topic: Tomatoes Galore! Webinar
Featured Speakers: Jane Crafter and Sandy Herr, Payson Community Gardeners. Jane and Sandy joined the Payson Community Garden in the Spring of 2019 in hopes of producing a wonderful harvest, especially tomatoes. They attended all the classes offered by the garden and were like sponges soaking up anything we could learn about tomatoes and gardening in general. Jane who was born in Australia, had no experience in vegetable gardening but raised a collection of 200 orchids when she lived in Florida. Sandy grew up in Indiana and raised tomatoes as a youngster during the summers in her family garden. They got lucky and were assigned a plot amongst some amazing master gardeners. Jane and Sandy showed up almost every day in the garden and weren’t too proud to ask questions or ask for help when needed. All the work paid off, both years and had a wonderful crop of tomatoes.
Webinar Overview: The information that we want to share is what we have learned in our first two years of growing tomatoes in our plot in the community garden. Hopefully, this information will be helpful to first time gardeners and maybe even experienced gardeners can pick up some tips. Jane can Sandy will cover basic types of tomatoes, including indeterminate, determinate, heirloom and hybrid varieties, and their favorite varieties: Tomatoes: Beefsteak, Lemon Boy, Big Boy, Celebrity, Summer Set, and Yellow Pear Cherry. You will learn about their planting techniques, watering schedule, Walls of Water, types of tomato cages, using tulle fabric cover and companion plants.
Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension
Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82524359900. Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.
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