July 2019 NewsFlash

Growing Tomatoes

Early June is the best time to begin planting tomatoes for your summer harvest. With a few easy tricks, starting tomatoes from seed is exciting, economical and delicious!!

“There is nothing more delightful than a summer tomato picked straight from your garden” commented Gretel Walker, Master Gardener. “Each year, I continue to grow yellow tomatoes from seed that my grandfather planted 70 years ago.”

This hour-long, hands-on workshop begins at 10:00 am Saturday, June 8th (rain date: June 9th at noon). This will be an informal session where participants will have a chance to learn the “secrets” of how to successfully grow from seed, how to plant for maximum yield, and tricks for watering without worry. You will also get to see the Milford Garden Club Community Garden which grows vegetables and flowers for the Ecumenical Food Pantry. Master Gardeners will be available for any and all questions. The cost is $10 prepaid. You can register online at ( ; email at or call 1-877-345-0691.

This outdoor event will take place at the Community Garden which is sponsored by the Milford Garden Club and the Master Gardeners of Pike County. It is located at the Milford Township Building located at 560 Route 6 and 209 just outside of Milford Borough. The Community Garden grows vegetables and flowers which are donated to the Milford Ecumenical Food Pantry. Please bring your own chair for the program.

Did you know that the Penn State Extension office sponsors a “hot line”? Master Gardeners answer questions on a variety of topics including growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals and turfgrass, plant identification, pruning, and insect and disease problems. Advice encourages the use of integrated pest management and environmentally sound practices. Master Gardeners are available on Tuesday between 10:00 and noon at the office located at 514 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337. For more information, call (570)296-3400.

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201 Broad Street - Suite #2
Milford, PA 18337

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