We Dig Spring Planting

The markets are showing signs of Spring, last weekend I spotted heirloom tomato starts, herbs and heirloom seeds. Now is time to start planning your garden, Saturday at the Oro Valley Farmers’ Market you will find small vegetable starts and at Sunday’s Farmers’ Market at St. Philip’s Plaza you will find seeds, vegetable starts, and worms for your garden. John Swanson from Fiesta Growers who is celebrating his 12th year at St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers’ Market carries with him Spring Planting Guides for those of you that are new to Tucson or new to Tucson gardening. You will find that John is a plethora of information about plant starts and back-yard gardening tips, plus he has a variety of small plant starts for sale. Westwind Seeds and Vermillion Wormery are our newest members at the Sunday market, and both bring with them an excitement and passion about their unique professions. On Saturday you’ll find Brian Catts from Victory Gardens, he has been with the Oro Valley Saturday market for 2 years and has honed his offerings with many herb, vegetable starts and lettuce bowls. Look for Brian to be bringing to the market his spring start-up vegetables like tomatoes and pepper plants and his zesty take-home salad gardens.
If you are looking to add to your landscaping needs the Family Tree Nursery offers a variety of desert plants and cactus, you will find Family Tree Nursery at Saturday’s Oro Valley Market and Sunday’s at St. Philip’s Plaza. David Manseur and Cathy White are experts at southwest gardening and succulents.

At the Tucson Farmers’ Market we dig our spring planting experts and know that you will too!