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Tomatomania 2007!

tomatomania.jpgTomatomania!TM, the country’s largest tomato seedling sale, will be celebrating its 17th year with several events in southern California.

The team at Tomatomania has just posted their 2007 schedule and related information on the Tomatomania web site. As in years past, the Tapia Brothers Farm Stand will be the site of the kick-off, and new locations have been added:
March 23-25, 2007: Encino, Tapia Brothers Farm Stand
March 30–April 1, 2007: San Diego (Encinitas), Quail Botanic Garden
April 14-15, 2007: Sonoma (new location), Cornerstone Gardens
April 21-22, 2007: Beverly Hills, Party On LaCienega
April 26–29, 2007: Costa Mesa , SoCal Flower & Garden Show
May 5–6, 2007: Arcadia, LA Flower Show
May 18–20, 2007: Litchfield, Connecticut, White Flower Farm

Tomatomania is again offering online seedlings when the crop is ready, so even those who can’t attend one of the weekend events can indulge in Tomatomania!

Also note:
Scott Daigre will be presenting “How to Grow Tomatoes Successfully in Southern California” on Saturday, March 10, at CSU Northridge as part of its Gardening Series (sponsored by the Botanic Garden at CSU-Northridge). The event is free but registration is required and seating is limited.
Two classes will be offered, one at 9:00am and another at 11:00am. Each class runs approximately 90 minutes.

For more information or to register, email botanicgarden [at] csun [dot] edu or call 818.677.3496.