May 1, 2011
tomato growing festival to be held in Brent Knoll
growers from across the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited
to a special week-long event dedicated to the plants at a garden
centre in Brent Knoll.
Sanders Garden World is holding a festival dedicated to growing
the fruit from May 15th until 22nd.
General Manager Peter Burks told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
French were convinced tomatoes had aphrodisiac properties and
called them pommes damour or love apples, but in this country
they are simply one of our favourite salad items and they are
relatively easy to grow too."
"We hope as many people as possible join us for our Tomato
Week, which ties in with British Tomato Week. We will have displays
of tomato plants and the products and equipment you might need
to grow them."
"Staff will be on hand throughout the week to give visitors
tips on selecting, planting and growing their own tomatoes. Customers
will be able to take home a free How to Grow Tomatoes
advice leaflet, while stocks last."
Jordan Paul, Sales Assistant, with some of the tomato plants available