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 The Sweet Tomato Test Garden

March 2020

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Free Gardening Class

How to Grow a Lot of Big, Perfect Tomatoes & Veggies

Saturday, March 13th, 2020 at 11 a.m.

at the

Downtown 3rd Farmer’s Market

300 N. Casino Center off Stewart.
I park in the same lot as the Mob Museum
I hope to see you there.

 The first 5 people to come to class will receive a free pack of seeds like I use.
I’ll share my tips on how to increase your harvest and the size of your fruit.  I’ll show you how to harvest perfect fruit that is undamaged by incorrect watering, insects, wind, and sun.

I’ll answer questions and talk about planting dates. Expect to be in class for at least an hour and then time after to ask questions and then visit the Farmer’s Market.  Hanging out afterward is nice.

Reservations are not needed for this class, but a heads-up phone call to 702-490-5217  will help me determine how many chairs to set-up. 
This is an adult class and although we love children they are not allowed to be seated in this class. 
I also want to mention that it is flu season and not to shake hands, hug, cough or sneeze into the air and to wash your hands frequently.

Dancing Tomato 1

FREE Seed Starting Class

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 2020 at Noon

In this class, I will show you how I plant my seeds for nearly 100% germination and how I transplant into the garden.   You will also learn how to do a germination test on your “old” seeds, how you can know when and what to fertilize new seedlings.  In this class, you will learn how to handle seedlings to avoid damaging them and how to harden them off.  You will learn how to protect them against birds, the spring winds, insects, rain or sun.

Worm  Reservations are not needed but a heads-up phone call to 702-490-5217  will help me determine how many chairs to set-up.  This is an adult class and although we love children they are not allowed in this class.

I also want to mention that it is flu season and not to shake hands, hug, cough or sneeze into the air and to wash your hands frequently.


Free Class

How to Grow Huge, Perfect Summer Veggies.

Noon, Saturday, Jan 25th, 2020

 at the Sweet Tomato Test Garden 5910 Sheila Ave, Las Vegas

No reservations needed, but a heads-up phone call will help me know how many seats to have ready.  702-490-5217

Grow Lots of BIG Tomatoes and Summer Veggies 

 The first 10 people to come to class will receive a free pack of seeds like I use. 

I’ll share my tips on how to increase your harvest and the size of your fruit.  I’ll show you how to harvest perfect fruit that is undamaged by incorrect watering, insects, wind, and sun.    I’ll answer questions and talk about planting dates. Expect to be in class for at least an hour and then time after to hang out, visit and ask questions.  Hanging out in the garden afterward is really nice.   


Bug, Scarry Pink Bug

Don’t forget to spray your dormant trees to kill the overwintering insect eggs.  The ones that will hatch on the upcoming warm days.  These new babies will devour your baby veggie plants.  Come to class and I will discuss the solution to THE PESTS

 


Gardening Workshop

Growing Summer Veggies – Time to Get Ready – Here are Some Great Tips to Make It Easy

Saturday, 1-11, at Noon to about 1 p.m.

Free at the Sweet Tomato Test Garden – 5910 Sheila Avenue

It is time to plan your summer garden, build the raised beds or build them up, buy your seeds, get the drip irrigation up to speed, etc.

See how it is done in my garden, bring your questions and get some great growing tips. 

Reservations are not needed but a heads-up phone call to 702-490-5217  will help me determine how many chairs to set-up and free give-aways ready.



2019

Free Gardening Class

Growing  Tomatoes In Las Vegas in Terrible Dirt and Desert Heat  –   Veggies, too. 

7 p.m. Wed Night, June 5th

1026 Swingling St., Henderson

Most of us have planted our gardens and some of us are beginning to see damage on the plants.  Is it a virus?  A disease? An insect?  Eeeek – – – What should you do?  ?  ( Another eeeek goes here )

Let’s talked about common garden disasters like . . . .  APHIDS, fungus, squash bugs, eeeeek . . . HORNWORMS.  RATS, yes and bunnies, too.

Then lets talk about a simple way to figure out you irrigation, , , how much to water.  And let us not forget about feeding them   FERTILIZER.


Free Class & Demo

Transplanting Veggies.  

Get Them Off To A Great Start. 

I am known for the beautiful tomatoes and veggies that are the result of the desert growing method I developed decades ago.  This Wednesday night I’m going to show you how I do it.  I’ll tell you my gardening tips that allow us to harvest a huge amount of big and perfect tomatoes and veggies and eliminate most of the work that people associate with gardening.  This is gardening that is designed for busy people and old folks like me.   6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night.

Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m.

3662 Forestcrest Drive,  Las Vegas 89121

This class will be on the southeast side of the valley, near Pecos and S. Flamingo, at the home of Robert and Cody, who have graciously offered their beautiful garden for a class so those of you on the SE side of town won’t have to drive to the NW side.  But, if you haven’t been to the Test Garden yet, sooner or later you will need to make that short trip to see our bulging beds of veggies and our innovative gardening method.

Please make a heads-up phone call to me if you are coming.  Call 702-490-5217 so I know how many chairs to rent.  Allow yourself enough time to fight traffic and find the address and park.  If you can, please be a little early.  



The Test Garden is open almost 24/7. I like to take a break on Sundays; shop, lunch with friends, other stuff.  But sometimes I just stay home and veg-out, so Sundays are iffy; call first for Sunday, I may be home. We are always here Mon through Sat., , , , but after dark and after 5 p.m. is by appointment, please.


Free Gardening Class

11 a.m. Friday, April 12th

Gardening for Huge & Perfect Veggies 

Downtown 3rd Farmer’s Market at 300 N. Casino Center. Las Vegas, NV 89121 –
Same parking lot as the Mob Museum

Come to this class at the Farmer’s Market and get some plants and wonderful organic fruits and veggies and listen to how easy it is to grow them in our valley. I’ll talk about how I grow them to get the abundance of fruit and veggies and the huge size that we all lust after.

But, if you haven’t been to the Test Garden yet, sooner or later you will need to make that short trip to see our bulging beds of veggies and how we do things


 

Free Gardening Class

Insect Control, Watering & Fertilizing for Huge & Perfect Veggies

6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night,
March 27th

3662 Forestcrest Drive,  Las Vegas 89121

This class will be on the southeast side of the valley, near Pecos and S. Flamingo, at the home of Robert and Cody, who have graciously offered their beautiful garden for a class so those of you on the SE side of town won’t have to drive to the NW side.  But, if you haven’t been to the Test Garden yet, sooner or later you will need to make that short trip to see our bulging beds of veggies and how we do things.  

No need to make a reservation for this class, just show up.  Please allow yourself enough time to fight traffic and find the address and park.  If you can, please be a little early.  

The Test Garden is open almost 24/7. I like to take a break on Sundays; shop, lunch with friends, other stuff.  But sometimes I just stay home and veg-out, so Sundays are iffy; call first for Sunday, I may be home. We are always here Mon through Sat., but after dark and after 5 p.m. is by appointment, please.


 

Springs Preserve Craft Festival

March 16 and 17, 2019

I will have a booth stocked with Hawaiian Tropic tomato plants.  I am bringing my special tomato and vegetable plants, and other gardening products we use in the test garden,  to the Craft Fair at the Springs Preserve.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artisan-craft-festival-springs-preserve-st-patricks-day-weekend-tickets-56678187986

I hope I will see you there.  Bring a cart or wagon so you will be able to tote all the great items you want to buy.  What a great place to have a craft fair, we are all excited about this one.


 Free Class

How to Grow
Huge, Perfect Summer Veggies.
10 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

 at the Sweet Tomato Test Garden
5910 Sheila Ave, Las Vegas

No Reservations needed.  Just bring a chair and a sweater/coat 

tomato-on-scale-1

Grow Lots of BIG Tomatoes and Summer Veggies

The first 10 people to come to class will receive a free pack of seed as I use.

I’ll share my tips on how to increase your harvest and the size of your fruit.  I’ll show you how to harvest perfect fruit that is undamaged by insects, wind, and sun.

I’ll answer questions and talk about planting dates. Expect to be in class for at least an hour and then some time after to hang out, visit and ask questions.  Hanging out in the garden afterward is really nice.

As a special bonus to students who want to buy bulk Tomato Lady Soil after class on Saturday, I will include 50% off the delivery charge, in my new truck, on 1 or 2 yards delivered within Las Vegas.


 

 

 Free Seed Starting Class

10 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019

Growing Tomatoes, From Seed to Harvest

 The first 10 people to come to class, one per household, will receive a free seed starting kit like I use, plus you will be able to choose a pack of summer veggie seeds to start.  Seed starting kits will be available to purchase.  You won’t be starting seeds during class as I don’t have enough tables for seating, but you will be able to easily start them at home..

  I’ll talk about how I grow my tomatoes and summer veggies from opening the seed pack to harvest.  I’ll cover potting up; transplanting, irrigation, feeding, insects and my tips. Tips that will help you grow too many tomatoes. Expect to be in class for at least an hour and then some time after to hang out, visit and ask questions.  Hanging out in the garden afterwards is really nice.

As a special bonus to students who want to buy bulk Tomato Lady Soil after class on Saturday, I will include 50% off the delivery charge, in my new truck, on 1 or 2 yards delivered within Las Vegas.


Tomato Plants and Gardening Items

Springs Preserve Craft Festival

March 16 and 17, 2019

I will have a booth stocked with Hawaiian Tropic tomato plants.  I am bring my special  tomato and vegetable plants, and other gardening products we use in the test garden,  to the Craft Fair at the Springs Preserve.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artisan-craft-festival-springs-preserve-st-patricks-day-weekend-tickets-56678187986

I hope I will see you there.  Bring a cart or wagon so you will be able to tote all the great items you want to buy.  What a great place to have a craft fair, we are all excited about this one.


Would you like to host a gardening workshop?

More workshops and events will be scheduled and I will post them on my website and send updates and reminders as the classes approach the class date and when new classes are added.
You may request to host a class at your home, church, school or business location by contacting me by phone:  702-472-3258.

Locations for classes are especially needed in the Henderson area and Southwest area of the Las Vegas Valley.

  

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