I’d been waiting three weeks for the Grow Memphis sale of heirloom vegetable plants, but I forgot about the Sunday event because of this weekend’s rain, tornadoes, and catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf. Maybe the same thing happened to you.
Well, finally, a little good news. There’s plenty of plants left, and you can pick them up at the Cooper Young Farmers Market this Saturday help from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of First Congregational Church.
The plant sale is a fund-raiser for Grow Memphis, which is helping residents of underserved neighborhoods build, plant, and maintain 15 community gardens.
The plants are organic and sell for $2 each (a great price!) and include a variety of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, and basil. They even have tomatillos!
If you’d like a few plants of your own, e-mail Grow Memphis coordinator Josephine Williams or call the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center at 725-4990. Williams will e-mail a plant list and bring your plants to the farmers market on Saturday.
I picked up my plants Tuesday, and Williams offered this advice: “Everyone can grow vegetables, but I always tell people this: start small.”