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Tomatoes II: Transplanting & Planting Tomatoes


Wed 03 / 29 / 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Milwaukie Community Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie, OR

Who can attend

Open to all


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This class is the second of a series, each is perfectly timed for what you need to know. The first session focused on how to choose among thousands of varieties and how to start them from seeds.

This session will cover:

  • How to care for your seedlings
  • How to ‘pot up’ seedlings (a secret of tomato masters)
  • How to choose a good tomato start at the nursery
  • Which tomatoes are recommended for cool vs hot climates
  • When to plant the tomato start in the garden
  • Balcony or backyard: What are techniques for growing successful tomatoes
  • What structures can protect your plant and extend the growing season
  • How to support a large tomato plant
  • What are good “companion” plants and plants to avoid near your tomatoes
  • Why it is important to rotate your crops, especially tomatoes

Our speaker Amelia Wilbur is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. She and her husband once co-owned a tomato grafting business. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruiting plants on their 3.5-acre home garden and annually harvest more than 500 pounds of tomatoes.

This free class requires advanced registration. Recording link will be sent 2 days after the class. Click here to register.