Growing Great Tomatoes

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Everything you need to know to get started or improve your tomato growing skills. A highly practical, hands on workshop covering:

- How to choose which tomato varieties to grow

- Whether to grow from seed or seedling, in pots, raised beds or directly into soil

- When and how to plant and tips for success

- Training growth with stakes, cages or string vs free range

- Pros and cons of pruning and how to do it

- Preventing common problems

- Feeding, crop rotation and more.

Participants will pot up and take home an heirloom tomato plant.

Trainer Bio:

With many years working as a primary teacher, community development worker and horticulturalist, Carol combines these three passions by running school garden programs with Cultivating Community and facilitating adult workshops at CERES. Drawing garden wisdom from permaculture principles, conventional horticulture and chats with elderly neighbours, she loves sharing her enthusiasm for everything connected with growing and learning in natural environments. Carol is studying a Master of Urban Horticulture at Melbourne University (Burnley) majoring in urban food production.

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What you will learn
  • Choosing varieties
  • Garden set-up
  • Common problems
What you will get
  • Handouts
  • Participants will pot up and take home an heirloom tomato plant.

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen
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What to wear

Casual clothes that can get dirty and gardening gloves if you prefer to use your own

Appropriate for

Those wanting to grow the best tomatoes!