Now Growing

All Your Phoenix Fall Gardening Questions Answered by Tomato Pro Suzanne Vilardi

Today we're introducing a new feature on Chow Bella, Now Growing, in which Kate Crowley talks to local gardeners about what's in the ground at the moment. Have a topic you'd like to see covered? Leave word in the comments section.

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Suzanne Vilardi of Vilardi Gardens has loved gardening since she planted her first seed at just four years old. About a decade ago she started researching herb and transplant growing businesses, and began growing tomato plants under specially designed lights and donating the plants to charity.

And then, at 55, she found herself laid off from a corporate job and decided to start Vilardi Gardens. It grew, to say the least

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Kate Crowley
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