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Local Plant Clinics Open for the Spring Season

Plant clinics staffed by the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners are opened on Wednesday, March 15 and will remain open through the fall season. This first plant clinic that opened this season meets every Wednesday through October from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. and is located at the Arlington Central Library at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

Another plant clinic opens on Saturday, April 16 at 8 a.m. at the Arlington Farmers Market at 14th Street and North Courthouse Road and will be open every Saturday from 8 – 11 a.m. through September. A special plant clinic will be held in conjunction with the Carlyle House Annual Garden Day Herb Sale on Saturday, April 23, at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. The clinic will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Two other Virginia Cooperative Extension plant clinics in Alexandria will open on Saturday, May 7. The Del Ray Farmers Market Plant Clinic at East Oxford and Mt. Vernon Avenues will be open from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. every Saturday through September. The Old Town Alexandria Farmers Market Plant Clinic at 301 King Street will be open from 7 – 9:30 a.m. every Saturday through September.

Volunteers staffing the clinics can answer general gardening questions as well as questions about plant pests and diseases. They can also identify plants and provide soil test kits on request. For more information, visit mgnv.org.