April 30: Insect and disease management
Each workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Brad Cochran at 304-541-3301 or bcochr...@wvstateu.edu. The Kanawha County Public Library is located at 123 Capitol St., Charleston.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As the state of West Virginia begins preparations to celebrate its 150th birthday, West Virginia University Extension is offering home gardeners a limited supply of seeds for the West Virginia 63, a blight-resistant tomato developed at WVU. The seeds are "open pollinated," meaning the seeds may be saved year after year.
The tomato, bred by WVU professor emeritus Mannon Gallegly, was created to resist late blight and was unveiled in 1963 as part of West Virginia's centennial celebration.
"Overall, it's a good canning tomato and a good slicing tomato for the table," said Gallegly, who retired in 1986.
To claim a packet of seeds, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to WV-63 Tomato, P.O. Box 6108, Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108.
Seeds will be mailed out beginning March 4, with a limit of one packet per household, while supplies last. Seeds also can be requested through local WVU Extension offices. Extension agent John Porter says that the Kanawha County Extension office will be offering seed packets on a first-come, first-served basis and that there are plans to distribute seedlings in early May.
Call 304-720-9573 or email John.Por...@mail.wvu.edu.