Knights of Columbus Heirloom Plant Sale Benefits Special Olympics

This weekend's plant sale hosted by the Knights of Columbus benefits Special Olympics of Somerset County.

MARTINSVILLE, NJ - The Knights of Columbus Council 5959 will hold its 2016 Heirloom Tomato and Spring Plant Sale tomorrow and Sunday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1890 Washington Valley Road.

All profits benefit Special Olympics of Somerset County.

The sale runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

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There will be 70 tomato varieties on sale, selected for their broad resistance to plant diseases.   Included this year are several varieties that have resistance to early and late blight which hit tomato plants very hard the last several years in Central Jersey. 

Some of the varieties include  beefsteak, slicers, paste and several cherry and grape varieties that don’t split in wet weather.  There will be 3 varieties of tomatoes adapted to grow downwards in hanging baskets or containers and yield salad tomatoes until frost.  

There will be 12 different varieties of peppers with broad resistant to pepper plant pathogens.

 Any unsold plants at the end of the sale are donated to Food Bank Network of Somerset County for use in their garden in Warren.

In addition, a full selection other vegetables, herbs and flowering plants will be available.

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