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Coming soon: The Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

  • Wed Apr 21st, 2021 1:30am
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San Juan County mater Gardeners

Healthy veggie starts and locally grown perennial landscaping plants need new homes! Like last year, our sale is online at springsale.org, with curbside pickup at the Mullis Center.

The sale begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5 and closes at 5 p.m. on May 12.

Perennials include both natives and non-natives adapted to many different garden environments. Groundcovers, flowers, ornamental grasses and small shrubs all come from plants grown by Master Gardeners in their gardens. Because they’ve done well in our gardens they’ll likely do well in yours.

All of the great veggie varieties you expect from the Master Gardeners, plus two new sweet peppers. We have our tomato “taste-off” winners, USA Slow Food “Ark of Taste” heirlooms, and varieties not available elsewhere. All were selected for their outstanding flavor and performance in our cooler island climate.

There are extra cherry tomatoes this year! If you’re new to gardening or are gardening in small spaces or containers, cherry tomatoes are for you. Easy to grow and reliably ripening earlier than larger tomatoes, with lots of sun, regular water and a little fertilizer you’ll be well rewarded.

All proceeds from the sale are used to support Master Gardener programs such as the demonstration garden at the Mullis Senior Community Center and this sale. Last year the demonstration garden provided over 1,500 pounds of fresh produce for the food bank. Funds also support plant diagnostic clinics on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan.

Make your choices early as some selections are limited. No plants are available for purchase at pick up. Pickup is on Sunday, May 23. Further details regarding pickup locations for each island and scheduled times will be in the online store.

Happy gardening!