Steve Goto, ‘The Tomato King,’ returns to Molbak’s May 10. (Courtesy Photo)
Let Molbak’s show you how to get the most from your tomatoes this season. Molbak’s is hosting two free seminars dedicated to tomatoes. The first, Growing Tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest, features Steve Goto, a professional tomato grower, on Saturday, May 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Goto, known as “The Tomato King,” is a third generation nurseryman and will share planting tips and proven organic methods for planting and growing tomatoes. Attendees will learn which varieties, including heirloom and grafted tomatoes, perform best in our cooler maritime climate. This event is sponsored by Gardner & Bloome, producers of organic soils and fertilizers.
Spring is here! The proof is all around us, in the early blooming perennials and fruit trees, the fuzzy chartreuse of trees and shrubs leafing out, and visions of gardeners everywhere, pruning, weeding, planting, and generally sprucing. In just a few weeks, annuals and tomatoes can move outdoors, and begin their exuberant growth. Just in time, the Woodinville Garden Club presents its 30th annual Plant Sale, on Saturday, May 10.
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“Spring into Gardening” at the 19th annual Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation.
Just in time for May Day, this annual sale features thousands of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art, a bake sale and a cafe. Plant lovers will be treated to a wide variety of flowering plants, both the old favorites and the new and unusual.
This year the sale is being held at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, with large indoor and outdoor rooms overflowing with flora.
Many of the vegetables are donated by our own Snoqualmie Valley growers who specialize in what’s best for our location. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and assist with color selections. Local artisans will sell hand-crafted garden art.
You can take a break from plant shopping at the Garden Café which will feature coffee, baked goods and steaming bowls of homemade soups. You can also bring some delicious goodies home from our popular bake sale.
For more plant sale information, go to www.snovalleysenior.org or call 425-333-4152. Proceeds from the sale benefit the programs of the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. This is the largest plant sale on the Eastside, so don’t miss it!
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