Thursday, March 27, 2014

40°, Sunny, Clear = Master Gardeners at Work

by Carol Kagan, Master Gardener
Tomatoes and Peppers Rise Up!
In preparation for the May 9 Vegetable and the May 17 Plant Sales, the greenhouse and holding area teams are working away.
Opal Basil- Just one of the many herbs to be offered

In less than 1 week we have tiny tomato and basil and other plants peeking up.

Opal basil, cinnamon basil, tarragon, borage, dill, lemon grass, garlic chives, cilantro, and hyssop will be offered along with parsley and sweet basil. Larger thyme and lemon balm should be available and lots of mints divided out from the demo garden.

Holding Area - May 2013

We have hundreds and hundreds of plants that are overwintering and will be moved to the holding area. These will add to the inventory for the plant sale.
"Many hands make light the work."
The Holding Area coordinators had many hands on deck (Bill Stead-shorts, really?) to help clear out the high tunnel area and adjacent space.
The high tunnel frame will be removed
2013 Master Gardener Plant Sale

Why is the Master Gardener, Franklin County, Vegetable and Plant Sale different from other plant sales?

  • Heirloom and unique varieties, most not offered at garden centers, are growing in the greenhouse.
  • Locally grown plants, nurtured by Master Gardeners in their home landscapes, have been divided out and potted up to sell.
  • Our sales are also scheduled at an ideal time to take plants home and plant them out - no worry over where to hold plants until the last frost date.
  • Master Gardeners will be at the plant sale to offer assistance for choosing and caring for the plants offered.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to get unique and quality plants are great prices.
Bring your wagons, cart, or boxes and load up on quality plants
Vegetable Sale - Friday, May 9 --   10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your boxes and take home these bargains.

Plant Sale - Saturday, May 17 -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Lines form early so grab your coffee and come over. Bring your cart or wagon and load up.

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