Growing Terrific Tomatoes: From Seed to Salsa!

Join us to learn everything tomato… starting from the seed to the seedling, when to plant out your tomatoes, how to prune them, how to trellis them and what to do when things go sideways! Growing them for flavor, not watery blobs. What varieties are best for your climate, how to increase yield, and how to reduce disease. We cover it all… from starting from the seed, all the way to your kitchen counter.

Presented by the Master Gardeners of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently manages a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside and home veg garden in Portola Valley. Lisa is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Lisa’s passion is soil and compost. Along with her sister Kathleen, has been teaching gardening at Lyngso’s, San Mateo County Fair, and Garden Clubs for the last 15 years.

Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a certificate in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees and soil. Along with her sister Lisa, has been teaching vegetable gardening and pruning techniques at many venues for the last 15 years.