Thursday, February 4, 2010

Last Tomato Plant Pulled

The last tomato plant, the back yard Husky Cherry Red, was pulled on Saturday.

We started working on the raised bed over last weekend but didn't get very far. We bought screws to hold the redwood together and will take the bolts/nuts back.

Tomato Growing Class at CSUN, March 6!

I received an email for this year's tomato growing class at Cal State Northridge. My wife and I plan to be there.

If you would like to sign up, send me an email or post a comment and I'll forward your email to the correct email address at CSUN. I won't publish their email address here because spammers will eventually find it. Send it to me before March 6 (ideally, before February 6) and I'll forward it.

See you there!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: CSUN-al Gardening 2010 announcement - Crazy for TOMATOES!
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:59:20 -0800
From: bgarden <>
To: bgarden <>

CSUN-al Gardening Class: Crazy for TOMATOES!, Saturday, March 6, 2010
9 - 11 a.m. - Scott Daigre, PowerPlant Garden Design.

Regular registration begins February 6. (Note you are not registered until you receive confirmation of your place in the class. Friends of the Garden, new/renewed in 2009/2010, may register now. Not-yet-Friends must wait until February 6 to submit their requests.)

The irrepressible Mr. Tomatomania, Scott Daigre, will delight us with his practical tips on tomato growing and selecting the varieties best suited to the San Fernando Valley. As well as enjoying his own home garden, Mr. Daigre is the proprietor of PowerPlant Garden Design and the annual Tomatomania! event in Encino. His garden designs have been featured on DIY and HGTV programs.

Registration for the class begins on February 6; however, Friends of the Garden (new/renewed in 2009/2010) may pre-register now (for information on joining the Friends group, see the second paragraph below). While the class is free, registration is required. To register, please e-mail to request a space in the class. Due to the popularity of this class, it is suggested that you register as early as possible - the class is expected to fill quickly once the press release goes out to the local newspapers. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the classroom location, will be sent with confirmation of registration. The same email address may also be used for questions about the class.

The Cal State Northridge Botanic Garden is operated by the Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to geographically themed plantings and a butterfly garden, there are greenhouses where noteworthy botanical specimens are grown. The garden is open to the community. Visit the Botanic Garden website: for more information.

Friends of the Garden provide financial support for the special projects of the CSUN Botanic Garden, including the CSUN-al Gardening Series. For those of you wishing to join the Friends group, annual membership is $30 individual and $40 family. Checks should be addressed to "CSUN Foundation - Botanic Garden", and mailed to CSUN Botanic Garden, 18111 Nordhoff St - MC 8303, Northridge, CA 91330-8303. Your donation is fully tax deductible, and the CSUN Foundation will send a letter acknowledging your charitable contribution.