Local gardener is new king of growing tomatoes

By Larry Sagers

Deseret News

Published: Monday, Oct. 15 2012 6:58 a.m. MDT

Enhance physical and psychological health

Facilitate appreciation for and enjoyment of the best (healthiest, tastiest) food the earth has to offer with an emphasis on the amazing, versatile, nutritious, domesticated tomato.

Promote ecologically responsible and sustainable food growing practices

Encourage self-reliance and independence from the "system for nutritional needs."

Other crops he produces include basil, borage, cilantro, fennel and oregano as herbs and arugula, lettuce and asparagus as salad crops. Flower crops include sunflowers, four o' clock, morning glory, nasturtium and marigolds.

Garden tips

Check www.redbuttegarden.org for its gardeners after dark schedule.

Wasatch Community Gardens Winter Composting at Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 East in Salt Lake City from 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 27. Fall is a great time to start composting. Use leaves and garden plants to build the perfect compost pile. Cost is $10. Garden tips

Check www.redbuttegarden.org for its gardeners after dark schedule.

Wasatch Community Gardens Winter Composting at Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 East in Salt Lake City from 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 27. Fall is a great time to start composting. Use leaves and garden plants to build the perfect compost pile. Cost is $10.

Larry A. Sagers is a horticulture specialist for the Utah State University Extension Service at Thanksgiving Point.

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