Like Fruit? Why Not Plant Your Own?

9:52 AM, Feb 22, 2012   |    comments
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Triad --  We all know about the healthy benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.  We also know their cost.  Plus, there's the concern over where your produce comes from?  What pesticides are being used in them? 

You don't have to worry if you grow your own!

Here's an easy way to get started.  Guilford County 4-H is holding its Spring Plant Sale.  You can order blueberry, raspberry and blackberry bushes, fig trees and muscadine grape vines for $10 each.  Heritage Apple Trees are $20.   

If you grow your own, you know exactly what pesticides are or are not being used on your fruit.  Plus, after you purchase your plants, as long as you feed and water them, you can enjoy the fruit free for its whole growing season. 

All you have to do is fill out a form.  You can pick them up at the  Guilford County Agricultural Center located at  3309 Burlington Rd
Greensboro, NC 27405.  You can also give them a call at 375-5876.
   The deadline to order is Friday, February 24, 2012.  Orders must be prepaid.  The plants can be picked up at the Guilford County Agricultural Center in Greensboro March 1st between 9am and 5pm or March 2nd from 9am to noon.

If you want to find out more about 4-H, check out their website.

Guilford County 4-H

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