Looking for desert veggies that will do well here in the crazy oppressive wonderful heat of Tucson? This Saturday, April 11, Native Seeds will be hosting a plant sale at their farm in Patagonia, AZ. So hop in your car with some friends, fill your billfold with a few bucks, and make the beautiful drive down to Native Seed’s 60 acre farm where all the seed saving magic happens and where my brother works. Here is how he describes the plant sale:
Haven’t planted your garden yet but want to? Want plants that can actually stand the heat? Want an excuse to get out of town and visit the Native Seeds/SEARCH Farm in Patagonia? Want to spend some time talking with an extremely knowledgeable farmer, who can answer any and all of your growing questions and also happens to be a really nice guy? (well the last part of that sentence is true anyway – I hope). Then you should come buy plants at the plant sale! There will be six different types of chiles, 5 types of tomatoes, two kinds of basil, and Epazote. All native/acclimatized to the region and all looking to find a home in your garden.
When: Saturday April 11th
10am-12pm members only
12pm-2pm open to everyone
Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation farm
42 San Antonio Rd, Patagonia, AZ
Take I-10 East to Highway 83 (Exit 281 towards Sonoita/Patagonia)
Stay on 83 to Sonoita
At stop sign in Sonoita (the only one) take right on Hwy. 82 towards Patagonia
Travel ~ 11 miles until you are almost to Patagonia
After speed limit drops to 40mph, take your first left onto San Antonio Rd., which is directly across the street from the Welcome to Patagonia sign. (there will be a sign at the turn, and further signs directing you to parking)
Well there you have it. Plants are going to be about $2 each and all proceeds go directly to Native Seeds.