Posted on: March 3, 2016 | Written By: Doug Oster |
I’ll be appearing twice daily at the 35th annual Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Monday through Fridays I’ll be speaking at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday I’ll present at 4:30 p.m. all at the Green Thumb Stage on the first floor. Immediately following my presentation, we’ll walk over the the Trib Total Media Ultimate Garden where I’ll answer questions and give away seeds from two rare tomato varieties courtesy of the local company, Good Mind Seeds.
‘Amazing Grapes‘ is a green when ripe sweet cherry that is prolific, disease resistant and delicious.
‘Grungy in the Sky Bicolor‘ might not have the prettiest name, but it has the prettiest and tastiest tomato. This tomato was the first place winner in the 2014 annual Buffalo/Niagara tomato tasting competition. ‘Grungy in the Sky Bicolor’ is a favorite of many due to its beauty,
flavor, versatility, productivity, and disease resistance. In addition to being a perfect fusion of flavor and late blight resistance, it also is a marriage of form and function since the saladette sized fruits are uniquely bicolor, with only flesh under the skin bearing red pigment, the rest of the inner flesh is pure yellow. The vines are indeterminate and grow to a length of up to 8 feet before frost with regular foliage.
I’ll be talking about “Battling Deer,” “Extending the Garden Season,” “My Favorite Plants” and “Grow Your Best Garden Ever.”
I have a limited number of free tickets for admission to the show as long as you come see my presentation. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets, they’ll be given away on a first come, first serve basis.
This is also the first chance to sign up for Everybody Gardens, my new Tribune-Review Gardening Newsletter. Now you can now get even more gardening tips, tricks, techniques, advice and more from me in Everybody Gardens, a new, exclusive newsletter publishing 6 times per year. With each edition, you’ll even receive a packet of unique seeds. Take advantage of the special Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show offer, subscribe today, save 33% off the cover price and get an Everybody Gardens with Doug Oster T-shirt!
My second appearance will be upstairs in the Children’s Village where kids will join me in creating a pot out of newspaper, filling it with soil and planting heirloom peas. They’ll go home with their plant in a sealed plastic bag and instructions on how to care for the peas when they sprout.
I’ll appear there Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. (not appearing on 3/13).
Hope to see you there!