Foodies and culinary chefs! This class will provide you with six seedlings, of Brandywine, Pineapple, Rutgers, Green Zebra, Opalka, and San Marzano heirloom tomato varieties (a $36 value), to raise a beautiful, multicolored culinary tomato crop at home.
The workshop will be led by Emily Round, ifarm’s head gardener. The class will transplant each seedling into larger pots, as well as start Black Cherry tomato seeds to learn how to get a jump on the growing season. The tomatoes will continue to grow in your care and be ready to transplant into the ground or their final pot around memorial day weekend. Emily will detail a specialized approach to pruning, watering, and fertilizing these heirlooms to cultivate a healthy and impressive crop, rather than the leafy and desiccated tomato plants that many gardeners end up with.
Participants will learn the real value of heirloom seeds: Each tomato variety has it’s own amazing character and flavor profile. You will never look at supermarket tomatoes in the same way again!
This is a hands-on class with demonstrations: Please come dressed to work with plants and soil, and prepared to be in a greenhouse or outdoors. ifarm will provide gardening gloves to all participants.
In the case of cancellation and rescheduling due to weather, we will send out an email to all registrants at least 12 hours before the event. We will also send out an update on our facebook page. You can read about our cancellation policy here.