Feb 21 Monthly Education Mtg & Feb 23 Plant Sale

— Written By and last updated by Nancie Mandeville

It’s mid-February and folks are getting anxious to get out into their gardens. Have you planted any cool season crops such as peas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, radishes, or lettuce? Now is the time to get those cool season crops in the ground and you can find transplants readily available at your local garden centers.

Spring is a busy time for N.C. Cooperative Extension, Union County Center and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Union County have a couple of events coming up that you may be interested in.

Join the Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Union County for their monthly education meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. for a discussion and demonstration on starting plants from seed. You can grow varieties you may not find at the garden centers and get a head start on your garden by growing your own transplants from seed.

This Saturday, February 23, is the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Union County Tree and Fruit Sale. The sale will be held from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Union County Agriculture Center. Featured fruit plants include apple, pear, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and muscadines. Native seedlings include dogwood, redbud, pawpaw, black tupelo, bald cypress, and more. There will also be a limited selection of container trees and shrubs. Come early for best selection. Proceeds from the plant sale are used to support the community education programs of the Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Union County.