The One TomatoTM Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden this year. For the last eight years, the Piscataquis County Extension Association has purchased cherry tomato seedlings, that are distributed with growing information throughout the county and at our office in Dover-Foxcroft. Due to the pandemic many of the events we distributed to were canceled, so we added some different sites including grocery stores, town offices, and other places where we will distribute plants. Back again in 2022 is the Milo Black Fly Festival where we plan to have a table.
Why just one tomato? One tomato is not expensive to grow, it’s pretty easy, and it can be grown just about anywhere. You can plant a tomato in your garden, in your flowerbed, in a container, a hanging basket, or even on your front lawn. If you don’t like tomatoes, that’s okay! You don’t have to be a tomato lover to join in – the goal is to grow some vegetables, so try out any vegetable you like. You can give any extra to local food banks.
For information and ideas on how to grow your tomato or how to manage disease and pests in your garden contact us at the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Office, 165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-564-3301 or 1-800-287-1491.
2022 “One Tomato” Harvest Survey
In the spring the UMaine Extension distributes free cherry tomato seedlings and growing information throughout the county for the “One Tomato” project. This survey is an opportunity for participants to let us know how their tomatoes produced and if there is interest in doing this another year.
Watch for the survey in September 2022
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