May 1 deadline to place orders

UMaine Extension announces pick up sites for blueberry, strawberry, asparagus plants

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 2:45pm
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WALDO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is taking orders for highbush blueberry plants, asparagus crowns and strawberry plants until May 1.

A set of three blueberry plants costs $39.95; varieties are appropriate for Maine's climate. A set of 25 strawberry plants costs $15 and a set of 10 asparagus crowns totals $15. A packet with links to online videos comes with each order and provides information about site selection, planting and care of the specific plants. To place an order by May 1, visit umaine.edu/gardening/master-gardeners/benefit.

Knox County and Lincoln County orders may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Knox-Lincoln Extension office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. Waldo County orders may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Waldo Extension office, 992 Waterville Road, Waldo.

Proceeds from this "Grow it Right!" sale fund scholarships for UMaine Extension's statewide Master Gardener Volunteer Program and fund statewide community-based horticulture projects. UMaine Extension educators and industry experts annually provide research-based horticulture training to more than 250 Master Gardener Volunteers, who then share what they've learned with community neighbors.

For more information, contact Liz Stanley at 832-0343, 800-287-8957 (TDD), or elizabeth.stanley@maine.edu.