How great is this sale?
HUGE. Big time. It sold out in 3 hours last year.
In anticipation of yet another record turnout, the Contra Costa Master Gardeners have grown 10,000 tomato plants over the past year and have added eggplant, peppers, artichoke and tomatillo to the mix. Thousands of heirloom plants, representing more than 40 proven varieties from Ace to Zebra, will be on sale.
The Great Tomato Plant Sale is an educational event for the entire family. Experts will be on hand to provide advice about plant selection, site location and preparation, planting, fertilizing, pruning, and harvesting. Avid gardeners can get specific questions answered and learn about strategies to minimize plant disease and maximize production.
This event will be held on Saturday April 6, 2013 at the “Our Garden” Master Gardener demonstration site located at N. Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive in Walnut Creek, CA (map). Sale hours are 10 AM – 4 PM. Proceeds are returned to the community through the staffing of the Master Gardeners’ Help Desk, Speakers Bureau, Our Garden, School Gardens, Farmers’ Market and other activities.
Start that garden! Support the Master Gardeners! Enjoy homegrown fruit and vegetables and discover that irresistible heirloom tomato you just have to paint!