Friday, May 21, 2010

Master Gardener Plant Sale 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010 3:00 - 5:00 PM
181 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA  17202

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The annual Franklin County Master Gardener Plant Sale is only a week away. There will be many reasonably priced perennial divisions from Master Gardener home gardens and the Demonstration Gardens here at the Extension Office.

Come learn which plants are native. Which ones are good for attracting pollinators, hummingbirds, or butterflies to your yard.

Learn about landscaping for wildlife.

What plants work well in a Rain Garden?

Tour our Demonstration Gardens: Pollinator, Perennial, Rain Garden, Herbs, Victory Garden, and Wildlife area.

And, of course, tomatoes.  New this year, in addition to the heirlooms, newly trialed hybrids, red, yellow, and striped slicers - plum/paste, cherry and grape varieties, are ones being trialed for container gardening. 

The container garden trials will include, in addition to tomatoes, peppers (sweet, mildly hot, and hot hot), and eggplants - white, aubergine, black, and green.  Cucurbits - cucumbers, squash, and zucchini are also on the list.

Another new category this year - Historic Vegetables - Pre-1850 varieties of brassicas (cabbage, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower), hot peppers, eggplants, and again, tomatoes.  These are the same varieties grown for the Four Square Garden at Renfrew, and the demonstration garden at the John Brown House in Chambersburg.

This is the premier fund raising event for our program. Come out and support the Master Gardeners of Penn State Cooperative Extension, Franklin County.

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