Planting with Marybeth Janerich – our Plant Sale Specialist

Sharing love of gardening 2011 State Fair Friariello from seed Blue RibbonSharing love of gardening October 2011 Mb at Fairpark gardenAugust harvest at a friends farm





Marybeth’s favorite food to grow:
My favorite thing to grow is pretty impossible to identify, because I love growing everything. I do try new things every year, though. One year it was sweet potatoes (with limited success due to an early cold snap), and the past few years I’ve grown artichokes from starts that I got at the WCG Spring Plant Sale. So yummy!

This year, I’m growing fava beans for the first time. Nearly all of them are up, and I can’t wait until they’re three feet tall and bearing their bounty of favas!


How long have I been gardening?Sharing love of gardening May 2012 selling to shoppers at plant sale

I’ve been gardening on my current property for 18 years. We have four fruit trees, as well as various brambles, assorted other berries, and tons of veggies, and we are lucky to garden year-round using a hoop house. Its all thanks to WCG that I even know what a hoop house is or how to construct and grow in one!


What does the plant sale mean to me?

The WCG Spring Plant Sale is a great way for me to help support the mission of WCG and to help them out with this important annual fundraiser. During the plant sale each year, I volunteer in the Fruits and Roots section, answering questions about everything from asparagus and potatoes to strawberries and raspberries. I get such a kick out of sharing my knowledge and love of gardening with lots of enthusiastic shoppers at the start of every growing season, and I’m proud that WCG sells such a wide variety of plants at the sale that are grown right here in Utah.

I hope readers will come to the Plant Sale and make a morning of it! Come visit me in Fruits and Roots!

Sharing love of gardening May 2014 Mb at plant sale Friday eveningSeptember 25 2011 Amana Orange and Hillbilly Flame tomatoes

Make sure to join Marybeth at the WCG Plant Sale:












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