Don’t forget to order your highbush blueberry plants before April 30! The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is selling blueberry bushes and asparagus crowns to raise funds for its statewide Master Gardener Volunteers program. Money raised will assist Master Gardener Volunteer community gardening projects and also will provide scholarships to those who cannot afford the Master Gardener course fee.
A high-bush blueberry plant pack consists of three young plants, two varieties per pack, for $35.95 or a pack of 10 asparagus crowns ready for planting in the spring for $15.00. Plants will be available for pickup only at specific University of Maine Cooperative Extension county offices on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Specific information on pickup is available at the website. In addition to the plants, buyers will receive expert advice on growing blueberries and growing asparagus at every stage and a take-home package of instructions from Extension staff and Master Gardener Volunteers.
For more information or to place an order, visit the sale website. The Extension recommends a soil test prior to planting to get the most out of their garden site.