West Virginians who missed their chance to receive seedlings of the famed WV '63 tomato will have another shot this weekend.
West Virginia University's Kanawha County Extension Service will give away WV '63 tomato seedlings at the West Virginia Vandalia Heritage Garden Festival on Saturday at the Culture Center in Charleston.
WVU Extension Services first gave the blight-resistant seeds away earlier this spring. The effort was popular, and 20,000 requests for seeds were submitted -- much higher than anticipated.
A maximum of two seedlings per person will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the garden festival, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Seedlings will be given away beginning at 9 a.m. and will continue until the supply of about 3,000 plants is gone.
In addition, the WVU Kanawha County Extension Service, the Kanawha County Master Gardeners and the Kanawha Urban Ag Alliance will host a seed exchange. Attendees are encouraged to bring heirloom or open pollinated seeds to swap. Kanawha County Extension Agent John Porter also will present a workshop on Seed Saving and Heirloom Vegetables at 9:30 a.m.