GARDENING

Gardeners' guide to spuds and tomatoes

Monday 8 October 2012, 1:52PM
By Taranaki Regional Council
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TARANAKI

Spuds and tomatoes are hot topics for home gardeners in springtime – and they will be the focus of a free workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (14 October).

Workshop topics will include:

The best sowing, maintenance and care techniques to achieve healthy yields.

A discussion of different varieties, and their advantages and uses.

Plant supports and growing methods.

A homemade remedy to help fight off blight – learn a special recipe that has restored greying, blighted tomato vines to vitality.

The event will run from 2pm to 4pm and participants are encouraged to bring seed to swap.

Sunday’s workshop is part of a year-round programme of free events at Hollard Gardens, Pukeiti and Tupare, the three heritage gardens owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.

For more information, see www.hollardgardens.info, www.pukeiti.org.nz and www.tupare.info. Social media users can also follow the Regional Gardens on Facebook (TaranakiRegionalGardens)and Twitter (@TaranakiRG).