What’d life be without homegrown tomatoes?

By: Leeanne Pacatte – Bastrop Master Gardeners

Only two things that money can’t buy and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes” –Guy Clark

Over 400 pounds of tomatoes, grown at Bob Bryant Park by the Bastrop County Master Gardeners, have been donated to local food pantries since mid-May. The Gardeners started a tomato contest among themselves after some chatter about best yields, best tastes, best varieties, best practices …. you get the idea. And the challenge was on!  The Gardeners had great fun learning from each other and sharing ideas, accomplishments, and setbacks.  (Tomato bragging rights are yet to be determined.)  Almost 20 pounds of red potatoes were also donated.  

Bob Bryant Park (600 Charles Blvd.| Bastrop) has much more going on than tomatoes.  There are demonstration garden beds of other vegetables, herbs, flowers, grasses, native and pollinator-friendly plants of all kinds, plus a fairy garden.  

If you would like to join the Gardeners and share your love (and bounty) of gardening with your community, the new intern class will be from August 17 to November 9. Please Contact Us at the email below if you are interested.  More special events and gardening classes for adults and children are being planned for the fall at Bob Bryant Park, as well as the Cedar Creek Park Butterfly Garden

Check out our website or follow us on Facebook as dates and locations become available.

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