Fog-friendly tomato plants available at Master Gardener sale April 10

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Mon, March 29, 2010


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Get your veggie garden off to a great start at the Master Gardener plant sale at CSM on April 10 from 9am to 1pm. Choose from dozens of tomato and pepper varieties selected especially for local success! 

The Master Gardeners of San Mateo and SF Counties, based in Half Moon Bay, will be offering popular and unusual varieties of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and more — including many that do well in cool and foggy areas.  We’ve grown all these plants ourselves, and they look great - and are ready to come home with you. We’ll be sure to share our tips for growing them so you can have a successful harvest.

Plenty of Master Gardener volunteers, including a number from the coastside, will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.  Students from the CSM Horticulture program will be demonstrating the making of hand-tied bouquets, also for sale, and we’ll also have some gently-used garden supplies for sale at our "Green Elephant" table. And the Master Composters will be demonstrating compost-making techniques.  This will be a fun event you don’t want to miss!
Sales will be cash or check only.

Directions to College of San Mateo, 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo
From Highway 92, exit West Hillsdale Boulevard, Turn left at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp onto West Hillsdale Boulevard. Continue up the hill through second and third sets of traffic lights. Follow the Master Gardener signs! Park in Galileo Lot 6 or Bulldog Lot 9 and proceed to the greenhouse, building 20.   

The proceeds of the sale benefit our program, the Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties, part of the UC Cooperative Extension program.  Certified Master Gardener volunteers, trained by UC, provide garden and pest information to home gardeners, promoting sustainable gardening and a healthy environment. The Plant Sale is co-sponsored by the College of San Mateo.  For more information, visit our website.
Ask a Master Gardener! Call our garden and pest helpline at 650-726-9059 x 107 or email [email protected]


What a turnout!  We were there at 9:30 and lots of people were coming and going with flats of plants.  Hope the sale was a great success :-)

Thanks for coming, Richard!  We had more than 1000 people come to our sale at CSM yesterday - what fun!  We hope to repeat the sale next year.

For tips on growing your new plants, visit our website (http://groups.ucanr.org/sanmateo/) or sign up for e-updates (on our home page). 

Happy gardening!