If you wonder how to grow great tomatoes, which tree is best for your home landscape, or what strange insect you have found, VCE Master Gardeners can help you find the answers. We offer Plant Clinics in Arlington and Alexandria to help with these questions. The plant clinics are held in the following four locations:
- Arlington County Farmer’s Market, intersection of N. 14th Street and Courthouse Road, Saturdays, from 8 to 11 am, April 20 through September 28.
- Arlington Central Library Plant Clinic, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Thursdays, from 6:45 to 8:45 pm, April 11 through November 21.
- Old Town Farmers’ Market, 301 King Street, City Hall Market Square, Alexandria, Saturdays, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, May 4 through September 28.
- Del Ray Farmers’ Market, intersection of Mt. Vernon and East Oxford Avenues, Saturdays, from 8:30 to 11 am, May 4 through September 28.
Please bring fresh samples of problem plants, weeds or insects with you to ensure the accurate identification of any diseases or pests. VCE recommends carrying samples in plastic bags or other clear containers. For instructions on submitting live insect samples, please call the Master Gardener Help Desk. All clinics and Help Desk are free of charge.
VCE Master Gardener Help Desk (703-228-6414), or firstname.lastname@example.org; staffed from 9 am through 12 pm, Monday through Friday, year round.
Home gardeners are also welcome to visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) office weekdays at 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA, 9 am through 12 pm.