It is still Winter, even though it has felt like Spring for the last couple of weeks. Early March is the perfect time to get your Spring vegetables and herbs in the ground, and there are two big sales coming up. My favorite, The Sunshine Community Garden Spring Plant Sale is a big one. Always the first Saturday in March, so this year it will be on March 5, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is more than a sale, it is a Festival with lots of vendors and things for the kiddos. This sale has more heirloom varieties of tomatoes and peppers, than you will find at area nurseries. Get there early, there will be folks lining up before 8:00 to get first dibs on the plants, and they usually sell out.
Another great place to buy your Spring transplants is Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Also on March 5, 2011 from 10:00 to 1:00 at the farm. You can also order online for pick up at the farm. Johnson’s has a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and peppers as well.
Time to get growing!