2011 Sussex Master Gardener helpline is open, ready to answer garden questions

For Mary Perkins, spring begins volunteering at the Helpline. In 2010 Sussex County Master Gardeners volunteered more than 5,600 hours to the community.

The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the opening of their Garden Helpline for the 2011 gardening season. The Helpline is a free and valuable gardening resource for the residents of Sussex County. Master Gardeners are able to provide information and help on a wide variety of gardening topics including:  lawns, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, shrubs and insects.

The Helpline will be open from April 15, 2011 through October 15, 2011.  Master Gardeners will be manning the phones from 10:00 a.m. –Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Call 302-856-2585, extension 535, to speak with a Master Gardener or leave a message.  A Master Gardener will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status.

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2 Comments on 2011 Sussex Master Gardener helpline is open, ready to answer garden questions

  1. Linda Brooks
    July 14, 2011 at 11:13 am (7 years ago)

    Please add me to your emails especially on upcoming events. Also, I have a question about my garden. We just moved here and put in a vegetable garden. The tomatoe plants look great, but the tomatoes are small and all of them have big black spots making them virtually inedible. What can be causing the problem?

  2. walfred
    July 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Linda,

    We will be glad to add you to our list. Please contact Tammys@udel.edu to make sure she has your information. I will share your tomato problem with our extension agent but you can contact the Master Gardeners – they are working the hotline every day: 10:00 a.m. to Noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. 856-2585 x 535

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