Friday, March 2, 2012

2012 Strawberry Plant Sale

The Franklin County 4-H program is sponsoring a strawberry plant sale. For only $5.83 (which includes tax), you get 25 strawberry plants. There are different varieties to choose from - early, mid, and late season, as well as day neutral everbearing varieties.  Strawberries are perennial, so you'll have several years of production from just one planting. If you're new to small fruit growing, you can sign up (call 263-9226) for the Small Fruit in the Home Garden class coming up on Saturday, March 24th to learn the best ways to grow strawberries, blueberries, and the brambles (blackberries and raspberries). Strawberries take well to container gardening and can also be used in an ornamental pyramid planting. Here are some fact sheets from Virginia Tech and the University of Arkansas.

Below is the order form. Click on it, print it, fill it out, and mail or bring in to the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office - 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA  17202. Orders and payment (checks payable to 4-H Development Fund) are due by Monday, March 26, 2012.

Plants will be available for pickup at the Franklin County Extension Office on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 after 1:00 PM.

Click on the form for a full sized copy.  Print it, fill it out, and send it in.

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