“Grow it Right” Plant Sale: Asparagus, Rhubarb and Berry Plants

strawberries-2067-250x187University of Maine Cooperative Extension is taking orders for its “Grow It Right!” plant sale offering asparagus, rhubarb and berry plants suitable for Maine’s climate and ready for spring planting:

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its Master Gardener Volunteers are offering a “Grow it Right!” plant sale in 2015 to raise funds for its Master Gardener Volunteers program. The educational aspect of this special project sets it apart from other plant sales. Available plants are a highbush blueberry three-pack, two varieties per pack, $35.95; 10-pack of asparagus crowns, $15; 25 young dormant strawberry plants, $15; five raspberry canes, $18; three blackberry canes, $25; and rhubarb crowns, $12 each. All are suitable for Maine’s climate and will be ready for spring planting.

Graduates of the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program have been active for more than 30 years, doing demonstrations, creating community gardens, organizing educational events, growing food for Maine Harvest for Hunger and leading community-based volunteer efforts. Sale proceeds will support these projects and provide need-based program scholarships.

Orders must be placed by May 1. Plants will be available for pickup at Extension county offices Saturday, May 16 or Monday, May 18, depending on location. Purchase plants and get more information, including video clips on site selection and soil testing online.

To place a mail order, call Andrea Herr, 207.781.6099. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Richard Brzozowski, 207.781.6099, 800.287.1471 (in Maine), richard.brzozowski@maine.edu; or Marjorie Peronto, 207.667.8212, 800.287.1479 (in Maine), marjorie.peronto@maine.edu.

For more information: http://umaine.edu/gardening/master-gardeners/benefit/

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