May 11th - Master Gardeners at Farmers Market

Pot up a Plant for Mother and Tool Sharpening at the Halifax Farmers Market

            Spring is in the air when the Second Saturdays at the Halifax Farmer’s Market get started. May 11th is the first in the Southside Master Gardener’s series of Second Saturdays for 2019. Master Gardeners will be at the Farmer’s Market to help children pot up plants for Mother’s Day. Bring your kids, grandkids or the neighbor’s kids to introduce them to plants and give them an opportunity to make a gift for their Moms.

            Master Gardeners will also be available to clean and sharpen your small garden tools to help with your Spring garden chores.  Join us from 8 am to 11 am on Saturday, May 11 for a fun morning with your children and to ask any questions you may have about your yard or garden. For more information about the Master Gardener program, please call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147 or visit their website at or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Southside Master Gardeners Linda Singer and MaLinda Crawley helping a youth pot up a plant for Mother’s Day. Bring your kids or grandkids to the Halifax Farmers Market on May 11th and the Master Gardeners will help them pot up a plant for Mothers Day.  Bring your small garden tools for cleaning and sharpening.

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Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale - May 4th

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A wide assortment of plants will share the spotlight with many other offerings at the annual Southside Master Gardeners’ PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 4th from 7:30 a.m. - noon in the parking lot in front of the Halifax County Extension Office, 171 S. Main Street, Halifax.

Plants for sale will include annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and trees. Drought-resistant succulents in hypertufa pots and fairy gardens will be available for shoppers looking for a special garden gift.

If your garden is a bit plain, you’ll want to consider a welded garden sculpture, a “wine chime” or some beautiful painted rocks. Don’t miss the unique handmade houses for the birds, bees, and bats in your yard.

Stop by the Silent Auction table to leave your bid on the lovely “chain pull art” and other items. And don’t miss the chance to buy raffle tickets for TWO SCOOPS OF HARDWOOD MULCH donated by Charles Anderson Lawn Care. This may be your lucky day!!

As you shop, visit the Bake Sale tables for delicious breakfast items and baked goods. The latest edition of the SSMGA Cookbook Thyme to Eat!, featuring favorite recipes by local cooks, will be available at a bargain price.

Near the Bake Sale you can browse a wide assortment of gardening books and magazines, educational pamphlets from Virginia Cooperative Extension, and soil test kits.

Try your hand at growing your own mushrooms! Already-prepared shiitake mushroom logs, along with growing instructions, will be at the Plant Sale.

There are always opportunities to learn at the Plant Sale. Interact with Master Gardeners at exhibits on vermiculture (raising worms), season extenders, herbs, and garden tool care. Bring your small gardening tools for a free cleaning and sharpening—your plants will be glad you did!

Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and assist you throughout the sale. If you want more information or are interested in the Master Gardener program visit, contact Bill McCaleb in the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Brazilian Verbena is a hardy “see-through” plant which will be available at the May 4th Plant Sale in Halifax. Butterflies love it!     


   Several varieties of shade-loving Hosta plants have been shared by Master Gardeners from their gardens.


   One of several “chain pull art” creations by Master Gardeners which can be bid upon at the Silent Auction Table on May 4th.


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