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Find California natives at ‘really big’ tiny plant sale

Find out farms’ sale includes some larger plants, too

The snowberry is a California native and will be among the tiny plants sold Saturday at find out farms.

The snowberry is a California native and will be among the tiny plants sold Saturday at find out farms.

Kathy Morrison

Find out farms, an urban farm in South Oak Park, will hold a 'really big' sale of really small California native plants this Saturday, Nov. 12.

The farm's founder,  Matthew J. Ampersand, typically sells plants every Saturday morning, but this "flash sale," he notes on Facebook, specifically features small starts that he'd rather sell than transplant to larger containers.

The tiny plants on sale will range from common yarrow and blue-eyed grass to California sagebrush and snowberry. 

How tiny is tiny? The pots are 2-1/4 inches square by 3 inches deep, with "very affordable" prices.

"They're ready to be planted or potted up at the time of purchase," Ampersand posted on the Facebook page for the Sacramento Native Plants and Wildlife Gardening Group. "Our goal is to make these plants available to a wide variety of gardeners and to offer some less common species at a price that makes it feel safe to take a little risk."

Rain or shine, the sale will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the farm, 4712 Parker Ave., (Parker at Howard avenues), Sacramento

The sale will include some gallon-sized pots, too. There also will be a free seed swap box just for California native plants. And Hedgerow's Central Valley Pollinator Seed Mix also will be available for purchase.

For more on find out farms, including its community fruit gleaning project, visit its Facebook page or go to


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For week of March 19:

Spring will start a bit soggy, but there’s still plenty to do between showers:

* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.

* Watch out for aphids. Wash off plants with strong blast from the hose.

* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.

* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.

* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.

* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to fight blossom blight.

* Feed citrus trees as they start to blossom.

* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.

* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.

* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.

* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.

* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.

* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.

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