Imagine turning your backyard into an edible garden—fresh stalks of asparagus that go from your garden to the grill. Plump blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are perfect for baking pies, muffins and scones. Picking juicy apples, cherries, pears and plums right in your own backyard!
Spring is here, and that means it’s time for green thumbs and taste buds to look forward to a garden full of delights. Purdue Extension-Porter County presents their Annual Fruit Tree Sale. The public can pre-order through the Purdue Extension-Porter County office and then pick up their order at Pinney-Purdue Ag Center on Friday, April 8 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Pre-order forms are available online or at the Extension office, and pre-orders with payment will be accepted through April 7, 2011 at the Porter County Extension Office, at 155 Indiana Avenue, Ste. 301 in Valparaiso.
If you do not pre-order your trees from Purdue Extension, and would just like to shop at the Annual Tree Sale, the public is invited to the 4-H Building at the Porter County Fairgrounds where Purdue Extension joins RC&D on Saturday, April 9, from 7:30am to 11:00am. Master gardeners from the Porter County Master Gardener Association and Purdue Extension professionals will be on site to give advice and answer questions on how to plant and care for the trees.