Rather than my typical focus on tomatoes, I am going to talk about success factors for our 2014 gardens - since for many crops seed starting is done, it will really span from planting to harvest, including a dive into soil, conditions, trouble shooting, a bit on seed saving, harvest and preservation....think whatever activity starts in early April and runs through to frost. I've got some really colorful slides to use as a guide, but these informal talks are always best driven by the questions from the audience.
The talk is in the blacksmith shop, a small wooden building to the right of the main white house that has the garden in the rear. Because my seedlings are still quite tiny, I won't have any with me today to sell (I just got back in from watering - they are simply too small to let leave home!)...but I am bringing a full set of the released Dwarf tomatoes for Jessica to plant in the demo garden there. If all goes well, anyone walking the gardens from mid-summer onward - particularly at the July festival - will get to see what our project has produced to date. If you want seedlings, we can discuss how to get them in the class - or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I hope to see some of you there. And, hopefully, the coming week (probably later on in the week) could see the start of your visits to our driveway to get your veggie seedlings. Watch the blog for the latest.