The Henry County Cooperative Extension Office is accepting orders for its “Small Fruit Plant Sale.”
The plants available for sale this year include: asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, muscadines and strawberries. Also, raspberries and figs are available in limited quantities. “Some residents are not allowed to grow vegetables, due to their covenants in their subdivisions. But, the blueberry bushes will fit right in with the rest of their shrubbery,” said Colleen Currie, the program assistant for agriculture and natural resources in the Henry extension office.
Currie said the purpose of the fund-raiser is not just to educate people on growing fruit, “it also provides the extension [office] with additional funds throughout the year.”
Blueberry bushes are $10 each, blackberry bushes, fig trees, muscadines and raspberry plants are $7 each, and both strawberry plants and asparagus plants are sold in quantities of 25 plants for $25.
Orders for the plants will be allowed until March 9, for pickup on March 17, between the hours of 8 a.m., and 12 p.m., at Heritage Park. Heritage Park is located at 97 Lake Dow Road, in McDonough.
Order forms are available at the extension office, and soon will be available at Moye’s Pharmacy, and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, as well as the water, fire and police departments, Currie said.
Order forms are also available on line at www.ugaextension.com/henry, added Currie. Checks should be made payable to Henry County 4-H.
For more information, contact the Extension Office at (770) 288-8421.