Get growing: Spring plant and seedling sales around Northern Nevada

Written by Sarah Parks

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photos courtesy of Great Basin Community Food Co-op

Herbs, vegetables, flowers, tomatoes, and succulents — spice up your garden this summer with all of these and more at plant and seedling sales throughout the Reno-Tahoe region in April and May.

Buying local herbs, vegetables, and other seedlings and plants from local farmers provides the healthiest start for your home garden. By buying locally sourced food, you are able to vet your food choices and guarantee quality, answering questions such as:

  • Where was the food grown?
  • Where did the seed come from?
  • Were the crops grown organically?
  • Were any pesticides — organic or chemical — used to produce them?

“It’s important for a locally owned company to offer higher quality, affordable plants grown specifically for the high desert extremes, to help our customers improve our local environment, health, and property values,” says Scott Gescheider, CEO of Moana Nursery in Reno-Sparks.

When browsing the sales, be sure to keep an eye out for cool-season veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale, along with flowers and trees to liven up your yard and provide attractants for pollinators. Here are some of the sales going on in Northern Nevada.

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 Moana Nursery

Moana Nursery has been growing high desert trees, shrubs, and perennials for Northern Nevadans for the last 40 years. More than 500,000 trees grown on its farm have been planted throughout our region. Moana Nursery is offering 40 percent savings on all vegetables and herbs and 30 percent savings on all fruit trees for Moana Rewards Members.

When: Throughout the entire month of April

Where: Moana Lane Garden Center, 1100 W. Moana Lane, Reno

For details: Call 775-825-0600 or visit Moananursery.com.

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photos courtesy of Great Basin Community Food Co-op

Loping Coyote Farms Annual Spring Plant Sale

Find potted plants and bare-root plants ready to go into the ground immediately. Pick out your favorite berries, rootstocks, herbs, flowers, and veggies from Loping Coyote Farms’ annual plant sale.

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., April 27

Where: Too Soul Tea Company, 542½ Plumas St., Reno

For details: Email Nathan Rosenbloom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Greenhouse Project’s Early Spring Plant Sale

The Greenhouse Project plant sales feature a full selection of premium plants, flowers, and products for your spring and summer planting needs. The sale features cold-hardy varieties for an early vegetable garden as well as great flowers that will beautify your yard.

When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat., April 13

*See May dates for this sale below.

Where: 1111 Saliman Road, Carson City

For details: Email Cory King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 775-600-9530.

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Plant diagnostician Wendy Hanson Mazet (left) and master gardener coordinator Leilani Konyshev prepare red raspberry plants for the berry plant sale. Photo by Tiffany Kozsan, UNCE

 

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners Berry Plant Sale

The UNCE’s master gardeners are selling berry plants that were started in the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station’s greenhouses. At least 1,500 plants will be available, including three strawberry varieties, two red raspberry varieties, two blackberry varieties, and one black raspberry variety. Proceeds from the sale help to update equipment used in species identification and community outreach.

When:

*The Greenhouse Project’s Early Spring Plant Sale

Find premium plants, flowers, and products for your spring and summer planting needs.

When: 2:30 – 5 p.m. Fri., May 10 and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sat., May 11

Where: 1111 Saliman Road, Carson City

For details: Email Cory King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 775-600-9530.

Fallon Food Hub Seedling Sale

Find plant starts from Churchill County farmers, local produce, arts and crafts from local artisans, live music and more.

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat., May 11

Where: Parking lot of Twisted Branch restaurant, 111 S. Taylor St., Fallon

For details: Email the Fallon Food Hub at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City of Reno Plant Sale

Buy locally grown, pesticide-free plants, such as tomatoes, geraniums, peppers, lobelia, and assorted annual flowers and vegetables at the annual City of Reno plant sale.

When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fri., May 10 and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat., May 11

Where: 190 Telegraph Road, Reno

For details: Visit Reno.gov, or email the City of Reno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May Arboretum Society Annual Spring Plant Sale

Boasting 20 percent more plants than last year, this annual sale features more than 4,000 plants, including perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables, drought/heat tolerant plants, grasses, and succulents. Also, enjoy presentations and demonstrations from horticulturalists and master gardeners! NOTE: May Arboretum Society members receive a 10 percent discount.

When: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat., May 11 and Sun., May 12

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 1595 North Sierra St., Reno

For details: Email Rod Dimmitt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Great Basin Community Food Co-op Annual Seedling Sale

Join the Great Basin Community Food Co-op at its 12th annual seedling sale featuring local farmers selling climate-adapted vegetable and fruit seedlings, to help you get prepared for your summer garden. You’ll also find a few non-seedling vendors selling arts, crafts, and homemade goods, or grab a snack at the Food Shed Café.

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When: 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sat., May 18

Where: 240 Court St., Reno

For details: Visit Greatbasinfood.coop or email Brenton Aikin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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