Secrets of Growing Great Tomatoes - Piatt County

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Sat, 4/8/2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Allerton Public Library
4000 Green Apple Lane
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191


  • 217-762-2191


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Growing tomatoes at home is tricky. Tomato plants are temperamental and gardeners have to know when the perfect time to plant is, what support and nutrients tomatoes need to flourish and how to fight off the inevitable pests and diseases. Luckily, Master Gardener Richard Zerfowski knows all the tricks.

Head to Secrets of Growing Great Tomatoes to get your tomato plants off to the right start this year. This class will cover everything from seed to harvest including how to plant and care for tomato plants, ways to improve garden soil, tomato diseases, caging tomatoes, weather factors and choosing cultivars.

In 2015, Richard Zerfowski and 18 other Macon County Master Gardeners won the Master Gardener International Award for Excellence for their Secrets of Growing Great Tomatoes project.

For more information, contact Beth Allhands at the Piatt County Extension Office.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Piatt County Extension Office.

About the Master Gardeners

The Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the University of Illinois Extension. Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise by sharing their horticulture skills with the community through garden projects and educational outreach. To learn more about the Master Gardener program, visit go.illinois.edu/dmp or contact Beth Allhands.


Cost: Free

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