If you can grow it in the ground, you can grow it in containers or straw bales. In fact, since typical in-ground gardens can build up diseases over time, gardening can often be more successful using these alternate methods. Craig will share the particulars of making both of these techniques work for you, taking it far beyond his favorite crop (tomatoes) into a wide variety of crops. Filled with pictures from Craig's gardens, this colorful, fast moving talk is packed with information that will guide you to achieving success. Be sure to bring your gardening questions.
lives and gardens in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His gardening obsession, which started in 1981, has passed through several stages. His love of heirloom tomatoes began with his joining the Seed Savers Exchange, an organization for which he continues to serve as advisor for tomatoes, in 1986. He is responsible for naming and popularizing many well known tomatoes, such as Cherokee Purple, Lillian’s Yellow Heirloom and Lucky Cross.
In 2005 he added amateur tomato breeding to his garden resume, and continues to co-lead the Dwarf Tomato Breeding project, responsible for creating 145 (and counting) new compact growing varieties for space-challenged gardeners. His writing career kicked off with a 2012 request from Storey Publishing
to write a book on tomatoes, resulting in Epic Tomatoes
(2014). His second book, Growing Vegetables in Straw bales
, soon followed (2016). Book 3, focusing on the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, is in progress and should be completed during 2023 as a self-published creation.
When: Wednesday, March 27th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Sow True Seed - 243 Haywood Street Asheville 28801
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