A Guide to Growing Tomatoes in the Southeast

Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 10:00 am12:00 pm

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Tomatoes are the ultimate taste of summer, but they can be a challenge to cultivate in the southeastern climate. Join tomato enthusiast Brie Arthur for an informative discussion all about tomatoes! Variety selection and cultural information are shared in depth including how to deal with soil borne diseases and root knot nematodes. Best growing methods, fertilizers, watering, and staking strategies are discussed in addition to creative ways to maximize your harvest by growing in containers and grow bags. Learn from all of Brie's experiences (AKA mistakes!) in this lively program and get inspired to grow more tomatoes successfully than ever before.

basket of tomatoes

Brie in the garden with a basket of tomatoes

About Brie Arthur

Best-selling author and horticulturist, Brie Arthur has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out of the box gardening advice. Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator, she now shares her expertise as an advocate for consumer horticulture and home gardening across America.

Brie is an ambassador for Soil3 organic compost and appears as a correspondent on the PBS Television show Growing a Greener World. She is president of the International Plant Propagators Society Southern Region and is on the board for the North Carolina Botanic Garden Foundation. Brie was honored as the first recipient of the American Horticultural Society's Emerging Horticultural Professional Award for her efforts in connecting a new generation to the art of growing.

You can follow Brie's gardening journey through her Web site, briegrows.com, or her social media and YouTube channel, Brie the Plant Lady.

$20.00 for members, $25.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Online. Instruction to join us virtually will be provided to participants the week of the event.
Please write jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this class.