The UC Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County will hold their sixth annual Tomato Extravaganza and Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo.
The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with a tomato cooking demonstration from chef Joe Thomas, of Thomas Hill Organics. At 11 a.m., the California Rare Fruit Growers will teach a seminar on how to graft a tomato, followed by a presentation at noon on how to achieve success with succulents.
In addition, the UC Master Gardeners will have all their educational gardening plots available for view, with the lead gardeners available for questions.
The UC Master Gardeners massive plant sale will be in the back part of the garden featuring edible plants such as basil, herbs, berries and fruit trees as well as plenty of Mediterranean climate ornament plants.
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The highlight of the Tomato Extravaganza will be the Tomato and Basil Tasting in the auditorium. We will have booths if you have questions about ocean friendly gardening or chickens in your garden. The California Rare Fruit Growers will sell several varieties of grafted trees. There will be activities for the kids, special children’s gardening plots and a Make a Tomato Head project.
If you have questions on what tomato grows best in your micro-climate, what plants grow best in your part of the county, would like to hear quality presentations or just want to walk in one of the most beautiful gardens in San Luis Obispo County, please join the UC Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County this Saturday.