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Grow and Share free veggie plant giveaway 5-22 in Wendell

Posted May 21, 2010

Grow and Share is hosting another plant giveaway with tomato, squash and pepper plants. Here are the details from their website. Click the link in the box for even more information:

"Grow And Share is holding one last Spring Garden Plant Giveaway! It will be this Saturday, May 22nd in the afternoon.

A small supply of the following plants are available:

bell peppers
Jalapeno, Hatch’s, and other hot peppers

The giveaway is at Annette Dorman’s greenhouse at 401 David Road, Wendell, NC (Johnston County) on a private road. Annette and Grow And Share will start giving plants away around 1pm, and expect them to be gone very quickly. The latest we’ll wrap up is 3pm; however you may want to call 919-324-2229 before coming to ensure plants are still available.

As with our prior Garden Plant Giveaways, gardeners must sign our Pledge To Share their harvest in their communities in order to receive the free plants.

Please bring a box with you to carry home your plants.

Gardeners may take up to 12 plants."


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  • KLW May 25, 2010

    I feel your pain, Faye! All four tomato plants have little green 'maters, and the bell pepper plants are not far behind...one of them has 14 blooms and two pea-sized peppers. I am addicted to gardening now, so when I was at Lowes yesterday, I got a jalapeno pepper plant and added it to the garden. It's a variety of jalapeno that was developed by Texas A&T and is supposed to have the flavor with less heat...we're curious how they'll taste. All this rain has been too much for the tomato plants though so they're showing some signs of stress...Greg Fischel needs to turn off the faucet!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 25, 2010

    Great suggestion, K! Thank you. How are your tomatoes doing now? We have the first maters on the vine now. Wish they were red and juicy already!

  • KLW May 24, 2010

    I should add that if you submit a sample via photo online, it's FREE, but you can also give them a physical sample for a fee. It's so generous of them to do the digital samples for free.

  • KLW May 24, 2010

    As a beginning gardner, I've had a lot of questions about different possible problems with my tomato and pepper plants (like spots on the leaves, holes in the leaves, etc) and I've been helped tremendously by the plant clinic at NCSU!!! You can submit digital photos of the issue and complete a short form about the problem on their website, and in a few days, you receive a report via e-mail with their verdict on what the problem is and what can be done. Here is the link:


    You can sign in as a guest (vs. being affiliated with NCSU) but you'll still need to have a password and such, and you can log in to check the progress of your report. They have been TREMENDOUSLY helpful!!!