Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Tomato Growing Secrets"

Tomato Growing Secrets by Doug Green

Doug Green is a semi-retired Canadian nurseryman with years of experience in the garden. According to Amazon this “award winning garden author, brings a down-to-earth style and easy gardening systems to his lifetime of organic garden achievements.”

I always enjoy his writing. Tomato Growing Secrets is no exception. So if you think you know everything there is to know about growing tomatoes, think again. This book contains hints and tips for growing a good crop of tomatoes. Some tips include: how to warm the soil for early planting, how to increase a late crop of tomatoes, how to get a ripe tomato before your neighbor (a must read for you competitive types).

Pests and diseases are also covered. A chart to compare with your plant’s symptoms tells what you can (and can't) do about it.

Other books by Doug Green: Tender Roses in Tough Climates, Vegetable Gardening in the North, Successful Organic Lawns and many more. (Some books are offered only as ebooks) Doug’s Website “Doug Green’s Garden

Brochure for Master Gardener Spring Garden Series
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Saturday, February 11, 2012



Talk about your garden, learn to grow better tomatoes, pick up information sheets, enter to win a soil test kit, have the kids plant bean seeds and pick up coloring pages and crayons.

Join the Master Gardeners at Palmer Park Mall near Easton PA this weekend.

Lots more to see throughout the mall.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Adventures in Agriculture

Starting at 4 pm on Friday 2/10/12 and through the weekend, Palmer Park Mall will host its annual shop, play and learn event - Adventures in Agriculture. Penn State Master Gardeners, Northampton County Farm Bureau, 4-H of Northampton County and much more! Merchants will be on hand with local farm production for sale.

Learn about local food, 4-H Activities, ecology, antique toys and farm implements, animals. Fun and games for children are scattered throughout the mall. A mall-wide scavenger hunt is always popular.

Want to grow great tomatoes? The Master Gardener display includes “Tomato Time” covering tomato diseases and growing methods. The kids can learn “How seed Grow” and plant bean seeds. Gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener. Pick up free information fact sheets. A free raffle drawing for a Soil Test Kit will take place at the end of the show. Sign up any time. You don’t have to be present to win.

Get out of the cold. Come in and enjoy the displays and the great store sales that usually accompany Adventures in Agriculture.