In preparation for the Homegrown Tomato Festival, from 100 Gardens, The Patio Farmer is hosting a FREE tomato growing clinic on Monday, May 9th, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Innovation Barn, 932 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte.
This first workshop will include a run-down of the basics of growing tomatoes at home, everything from sunlight considerations, to finding the right varieties to plant, to companion planting for pest and disease control, watering, soil prep and selection, and many more topics.
There will be time for Q&A and The Patio Farmer will have Certified Organic tomato seedlings available for purchase as well as tomato plant food, and other growing supplies.
At this time you can also sign up for the Homegrown Tomato Competition, which takes place at the Homegrown Tomato Festival on July 23rd, 2022.
There will be a second tomato growing workshop on June 11th, from 2 to 4 p.m., focusing on pruning and trellises.
Registration is open for the first workshop, on May 9th, now.