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Epic Tomatoes for Southeastern Gardens

April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Carriage House
Soozi Pline

…some history, lots of stories and tips for success

Spring Plant Sale Adult Seminar
Craig will be on hand in the vegetable tent during the Spring Plant Sale on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 to answer questions and sign books!
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Talk Given By Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes; How to Select & Grow the Best Varieties of All Time Epic Tomatoes is the Gold winner-Best overall book-revealed at the 2016 Garden Writers Association conference in Atlanta, September 2016!

Craig LeHoullier, through the years, he’s been known as NC Tomatoman. Some know him as the fellow who named Cherokee Purple in 1990. Craig has been the co-host of Tomatopalooza, a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, and the tomato advisor for Seed Savors Exchange.  His book offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes-from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season.  He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them.  No book offers such a detailed look at the specifies of growing tomatoes, with beautiful photographs and helpful tomato profiles throughout the book.
Door Prizes, including books & plants for your vegetable garden!
Members $25; Non Members $30
Contact the education department if you have questions or call our direct line 256-837-4344