Friday, March 21, 2014

4-H Fruit Plant Sale

Growing your own fruits and berries is lots of fun!  Order your plants and benefit Watauga County 4-H

The fruit plant sale order form is available at the Extension office at 971 West King Street, 264-3061 or can be downloaded HERE
Orders are due by Friday, March 28.   The plants will be available for pick up Friday, April 11, 12:00-6:00 and Saturday, April 12, 9:30-12:30

Ways to have fun with fruits and berries:
Grow strawberries in a creative container. The Albion variety does well in containers
Make an edible landscape with blueberry bushes.  Have fun making blueberry pies, pancakes, muffins and more!
Make something crazy in the kitchen.  Invent a recipe, experiment- add raspberries to your salad.  Make a raspberry vinegar.
Want to cool down?  Pop a frozen berry in your mouth.   
Blackberries make great dyes.  Experiment with plant dyes from your garden. 
Apples connect us with our heritage.   Carve dried apple faces with your extra apples. 
Explore fruit drying.  Make your own solar food dehydrator.

So many fun and tasty things to learn and do in the garden!  

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