Here come the tomatoes!

By Toni Johnston

Can’t wait for those juicy, flavourful tomatoes from your own garden? The hot weather is hastening¬†growth and fruit production and you can encourage better fruiting by pruning your plants.

The pruned plant can put more energy into the fruit rather than stems and leaves. Anyone wanting to learn more about tomato plant care is welcome to come to the Downtown Community Garden (DCG) located at the United Church on Thursday July 20, at 6 pm. Bryce Borlick, LFI contractor of the DCG, will be demonstrating the fine art of pruning.

The Downtown Community Garden is one of two gardens sponsored by the Local Food Initiative with the generous support of Nature’s Path Foods.