Tomatomania! 2019 – OC

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“The world’s largest (and most fun) tomato plant sale” comes to Roger’s Gardens for the 7th year. Scott Daigre and his staff of Tomatomaniacs offer an astonishing selection of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants, including new varieties for 2019 and a large selection of peppers. Also, we will be introducing the Tomato of the Year, ‘Pigletwillie’s French Black’, a very dark red with chocolate shoulders, juicy flesh and an intense full-bodied meaty taste. Immerse yourself in seminars that will leave you wanting to learn more about these special plants. Experts will answer any questions to ensure a successful tomato season.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro; have two pots on your terrace or a manicured acre, Tomatomania is a must visit with so much to see, learn, and discover:

Grow Your Perfect Tomato with Scott Daigre

Saturday, March 2 from 9 AM – 10 AM

This is your one hour “tomato insurance” class! Tomatomania!, owner and tomato expert, Scott Daigre, highlights the basic steps from watering and fertilizing strategies to the various types of tomatoes you can choose to plant in your garden. He will also explain how to grow tomatoes in containers for small patio spaces. You will discover growing America’s favorite garden fruit is not only fun and easy, but also the best way to provide healthy food for you and your family.

Tomato Talk: So Many Tomato Varieties… Which one’s are right for me?

Saturday, March 2 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Gather in the garden with the Tomatomania Team for a 15-minute informal discussion. Hear what the experts have to say about the many tomato varieties available at Rogers Gardens, as well as, answers to all your questions.

Grow Your Own…In March with David Rizzo

Sunday, March 3 at 10 AM

Expert horticulturist, David Rizzo, will discuss everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. Emphasis this month will cover, but will not be limited to, topics such as appropriate warm season vegetables and herbs to plant now, growing in containers and small spaces, and care of fruit trees. David will lead a lively and interactive discussion about what, where and when to plant, prune, feed and harvest. Bring your questions as well as your own tips and tricks, as audience participation is encouraged.

Tomato Talk: Container Tomatoes A – Z

Sunday, March 3 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Gather in the garden with the Tomatomania Team for a 15-minute informal discussion. Chat with the tomato gurus about your container tomatoes. They will share their best tips on how to be successful in growing tomatoes in containers, as well as, answers to all your questions.

Tomato Talk: Proper Care Through Harvest of Your Tomatoes

Tuesday, March 5 at 10 AM & 2 PM

Gather in the garden with Colleen Wheeler, Organic Farmer, for a 15-minute informal discussion. Learn from a local farmer everything you need to know about harvesting your tomatoes, as well as, answers to all your questions.

Tomato Talk: Getting Your Seedlings Off to a Great Start

Tuesday, March 5 at 12 PM

Gather in the garden with Colleen Wheeler, Organic Farmer for a 15-minute informal discussion. Colleen will give you pointers to start you off on the right foot and get the most out of your seedlings, as well as, have answers to all your questions.

Tomato 101 with Scott Daigre

Thursday, March 7 at 9 AM – 10 AM

This is your one hour “tomato insurance” class! Scott Daigre, will present his famous Tomato Talk “How to Grow Tomatoes Organically and Introduction to Heirloom Tomatoes”. This detailed seminar will cover many of the hard to answer questions and unlock many secrets of growing tomatoes. Steve will cover such subjects as, tomato varieties, soils, watering, fertilizers, insect and diseases. He will also cover planting techniques in the ground and container growing tips. Please bring your questions to this extremely informative event.

Tomato 101 with Scott Daigre

Friday, March 8 at 9 AM – 10 AM

This is your one hour “tomato insurance” class! Scott Daigre, will present his famous Tomato Talk “How to Grow Tomatoes Organically and Introduction to Heirloom Tomatoes”. This detailed seminar will cover many of the hard to answer questions and unlock many secrets of growing tomatoes. Steve will cover such subjects as, tomato varieties, soils, watering, fertilizers, insect and diseases. He will also discuss planting techniques in the ground and container growing tips. Please bring your questions to this informative event.

How to Grow an Amazing, Organic Garden with Randy Richie

Saturday, March 9 at 9 AM

Organic gardening. What is it? How do I do it? Can I do it at home? Let Randy Richie with Malibu Compost expand your gardening knowledge and learn how this important approach makes such a big difference to the term farm-to-table!

Tomato Talk: 5 Key Tips to Creating a Successful Summer Tomato Garden

Saturday, March 9 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Gather in the garden with the Tomatomania Team for a 15-minute informal discussion. Get five key tips on what to do to ensure a n abundant crop of tomatoes this summer, as well as, answers to all your questions.

Growing the Perfect Tomatoes in your Container Garden with David Rizzo

Sunday, March 10 at 10 AM

Tomatoes are the holy grail for many gardeners. Growing tomatoes in containers can be hugely satisfying or outright frustrating. Join edible expert, David Rizzo, who will discuss everything you need to know about growing the perfect tomatoes in your container garden. We know tomatoes are not the easiest to grow, but we’ll provide you the right tips and tricks so that you can improve your chances for tomato success!

Tomato Talk: 5 Key Tips to Creating a Successful Summer Tomato Garden

Sunday, March 10 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Gather in the garden with Andy Vaughan, from CaliFarmer,

for a 15-minute informal discussion. Hear what the experts have to say about the many tomato varieties available at Rogers Gardens, as well as, answers to all your questions.

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