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February 13 – 26, 2019

Spring Creek Farm. Looking to add a little color to your garden? Blueberries add both beauty and flavor to any garden or urban farm. Now you can find Bareroot Blueberries from Spring Creek Farm at both Co-op locations as the westside’s Garden Center has reopened for the season. Be sure to bring the $2.00 off coupon on the bottom of this flier!

For over 20 years, Spring Creek Farm has been providing local, organic, sustainable vegetable starts, fruit trees and bushes, herbs, hops, and more. Located in Rochester, WA, Spring Creek Farm is family owned and dedicated to the same earth friendly and labor positive principles as Olympia Food Co-op. We have been partnering with Spring Creek Farm for over 10 years, and we’re proud to be featuring them in this issue of the Spoonful.

Bareroot blueberries are in a dormant state, with exposed roots ready to be planted. Bareroot blueberries can either be placed in a container with soil to be transplanted later, or planted directly into the ground, as long as the conditions are right. Blueberries love acidic soil between 4 and 5 pH. You will also want to add organic material to your soil before planting, so check out our local organic compost at the garden center.

Because blueberries are shallow rooted, the soil needs to hold adequate moisture, but also drain well. The Old Farmer’s Almanac suggests blueberries be planted as early in the spring as possible, so now is the right time to prepare. In order to have fresh, ripe blueberries next summer, get started now!

Visit either Co-op to check out the selection, and talk to a friendly garden department staff member to learn more about growing blueberries.