Growing Great Tomatoes

Master tomato growing and savour the flavour of Australia’s favourite summer crop.


You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started or improve your tomato growing skills.

Participants will pot up and take home an heirloom tomato plant in this highly practical, hands on workshop covering:

  • How to choose which tomato varieties to grow
  • Whether to grow from seed or seedling, in pots, raised beds or directly into soil
  • When and how to plant and tips for success
  • Training growth with stakes, cages or string vs free range
  • Pros and cons of pruning and how to do it
  • Preventing common problems
  • Feeding, crop rotation and more.

Course details

Sat 14th Oct
10am – 3pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

Concession available

Carol Henderson is a horticulturist, permaculture designer and teacher, who is passionate about urban food production. She regularly runs workshops for CERES, Cultivating Community, schools and local councils. Her style is friendly and highly interactive, incorporating group discussion and hands on activities as much as possible. Working with children, youth and adults from all walks of life, Carol tailors each session to suit the needs and interests of each group.

What will I learn?

  • Tomato variety selection
  • Growing from seed or seedlings
  • Planting tips and tricks
  • Preventing common problems
  • Feeding and crop rotation

What will I take away?

  • An heirloom tomato plant

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sturdy shoes/boots

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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