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2018 Plant Sale & Gardening Demos

 

Plant Sale | May 4–May 28 | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily | West 7th Store

Visit our West 7th store throughout May for our annual spring Plant Sale. Known for its comprehensive assortment of Minnesota natives and extensive vegetable and herb selections, the Plant Sale enthusiastically ushers in the return of Minnesota’s peak growing season. As always, a variety of exciting new plants will be available in response to feedback received from co-op shoppers and staff.

This year’s plants will once again be sourced from some of the best local growers, including Carter Farms, Glacial Ridge Growers, Green Earth Growers, Prairie Road Organic Seed, and Rush Creek Growers. At this year’s Plant Sale, you’ll also find an expanded assortment of unique pepper and herb varieties, a wildly beautiful tomato selection, a nearly three-fold increase in edible flowers and pollinator plants, and an array of Japanese vegetables. Everything will be grown to organic standards, with a healthy selection of certified-organic vegetables also available.

After last year’s inaugural success, weekend gardening demos will occur once again throughout the Plant Sale. During these informal weekend demonstrations, you’re invited to speak with co-op staff and local horticulture experts to learn new gardening skills and plant care tips, receive recipes, taste food samples, and more.

Whether you’re an experienced or beginning gardener, you’re sure to find and learn something great at the Plant Sale!


Plant Sale Demos | Every Saturday in May | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | West 7th store

Pollinator Gardening – Saturday, May 5

Learn about native flowers and other plants that pollinators love, including which ones to choose for ensuring continuous seasonal garden interest.

Herbs & Edible Flowers – Saturday, May 12

Learn about perennial and annual herbs, edible flowers, how to design your herb garden, and plant care tips.

Vegetable Gardening – Saturday, May 19

Learn the basics of vegetable gardening, including which plants grow best from seed and starts, in addition to spacing, watering, and plant care tips.

Container Gardening – Saturday, May 26

Learn what it takes to have a successful container garden and how you can turn a recycled five-gallon pail into a container suitable for growing vegetables. Go home with a free container to start growing.

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