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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

This blog is not for garden related questions.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Annual Plant and Seed Swap - May 9

Have you had an unexpectedly good crop of pepper seedlings?

Were there more monarda seeds in that packet than you could use in 10 years?

Come share your excess with your fellow master gardeners, and be surprised by some new goodie you’ve never known before!  The event will be held at the Community Garden shed on Tuesday, May 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

Because jumping worms have become a sad reality of gardening in Rock County, and it’s almost impossible to tell if you’re digging up the worm eggs along with that perennial you need to divide, we’re asking everyone to limit plants for the swap to those grown in potting mix from seeds, cuttings or divisions--any that have never been planted in the ground outside--and houseplants. All kinds of seeds are also welcome.

We’ll talk a little about why jumping worms are such a hazard, and general practices to limit the spread of all kinds of pests. And we’ll share information about what we’ve brought. Please come learn a little even if you don’t have anything to bring. We have free herb and milkweed seeds, plus milkweed seedlings, to give away. You won’t go home empty handed.

The community garden is located just east of the Sheriff’s office in Janesville, near the intersection of Highways 14 and 51. This is an approved MGV Continuing Education program.  You will receive 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour of participation.

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