From Special Reports

Maybe you only have a few tomato plants growing in a flower bed or perhaps your garden is the size of a small truck farm. But how do you keep those vegetables and fruits producing throughout the summer and into fall?

Learn how with tips from Bob Westerfield, a University of Georgia Extension Horticulturist, at the July 10 meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.

With the latest horticultural information at his fingertips, Westerfield has been a UGA staff member for 28 years and is a State Horticulture Specialist. His knowledge extends to vegetables, fruits and small-market farming.

Westerfield, who lives on a small working farm in Pike County, has won numerous awards for his news articles and gardening magazine stories. He has appeared on state and national gardening shows, including the Georgia Public Television show, “Gardening in Georgia.” He also does frequent spots for the Griffin UGA radio program on horticulture topics

Admission to the monthly BYA lectures is free, and you need not register in advance to attend unless you want to be registered for the door prizes, usually plants and gardening supplies.

The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.

Please call the Extension office at (770) 254-2620 for reservations and to register for door prizes.

Bob Westerfield