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Tomatoes – Planting & Cultural Best Practices: 10-Minute University™ Noon-Time Chat

May 18, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


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Sherry Sheng

This class is the final installment of a series on tomatoes, each is perfectly timed for what you need to know. We will pick up from planting out tomatoes into the garden – where we ended last time, and share best practices in fertilizing, watering, pruning, and disease management.

Questions that will be addressed:

  • When should I plant the tomato start in the garden?
  • What are the best ways to support my tomato plant?
  • How do I grow for better health?
  • How do I prune, water and fertilize tomatoes?
  • What are the common tomato diseases and disorders? And how do I manage them?
  • How to best meet weather challenges, environmental problems, and insect pests.
  • What will help me get an early harvest?
  • How do I maximize the harvest?
  • Can tomatoes be stored well?

Our speaker Amelia Wilbur is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. She and her husband once co-owned a tomato grafting business. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruiting plants on their 3.5-acre home garden and annually harvest more than 500 pounds of tomatoes.

This free class requires advanced registration. A link to the recording will be sent to all who have registered, 2 days after the session.

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