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Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 : 4:44 p.m.

Pre-order heirloom tomatoes, basil, and peppers through April 21 from Project Grow Plant Sale

By Monica Milla


You can pre-order heirloom tomato, pepper, and basil plants from Project Grow now through April 21.

Monica Milla | Contributor

Project Grow will host its annual plant sale on May 12 and May 19 outside the People's Food Co-Op in Ann Arbor. If you want to make sure you get a certain variety, or don't want to drive and park downtown, you can pre-order heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, and basil plants now through April 21.

Project Grow manages 18 community garden sites and provides community education in gardening methods. The plant sale is its annual fundraiser.

There are more than 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and basils to choose from. They are grown organically from seeds by Project Grow volunteers. Plants are $3 each and are ready to be planted in your garden.

If you pre-order, your plants will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from a residential location (with free, easy parking) in central Ann Arbor in the Burns Park neighborhood.

You can also order heirloom tomato and pepper seeds from Project Grow at any time, which will be mailed to you.

The actual Project Grow plant sale takes place May 12 and May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the co-op, 216 N. Fourth Ave.

Monica Milla, the Garden Faerie, is a master gardener volunteer, instructor, speaker, garden coach and author of "Fun with Winter Seed Sowing."