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Published on May 16, 2017 4:48PM

Last changed on May 16, 2017 4:49PM

The Lincoln County Master Gardener Plant and Garden Sale will bloom for its 17th year in Newport this Saturday, May 20, offering everything from tomatoes and vegetable starts to perennials and culinary herbs.

The sale, which takes place in the Main Exhibit Hall of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, is scheduled to coincide with the best time for transferring vegetable starts into the ground in the coast’s marine climate.

All plants offered at the sale are grown locally by more than 40 Master Gardeners, who donate and propagate all seedlings and plant cuttings. Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions, provide selection advice and help with loading purchases into customers’ cars.

Educational demonstration booths will include adaptive gardening ideas, rainwater collection, kitchen and garden composting concepts, worm bin practices, straw bale gardening, food preservation and nutrition and bee and pollinator information.

Gardening items such as soil amendments, new and used tools and horticultural books will be available at garage sale prices.

New this year will be the addition of a gallon plant pot recycling bin.

The sale will run from 9 am to 2 pm at 633 NE 3rd Street.

All proceeds from the sale help fund Lincoln County college scholarships, Round Table programs and five demonstration gardens.

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