A gift basket of goodies to be drawn at the Sooke Country Market on Saturday.

Go get it fresh

Some tips on what to plant for now and the coming months

The Sooke Country Market monthly draw will run into mid-July. To enter, come down to the Sooke Country Market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays (on Otter Point Rd. at Eustace), and when you make a purchase, ask the vendor for an entry form.bLimit one entry per market day.

The basket contains a sampling of jams, marmalades, relishes and pickles, and a hair barrette care of Labyrinth Leather.vValue $50.

See you at the market! Strawberries, peas, summer squash, and the other exciting vegetables should be showing up in larger quantities at market in the next month. And, of course, there are still lots of greens due to the cool spring which is great weather for spinach and salad. Winter crops will be the main focus of seeding for the next couple of months. Gardeners should start brussel sprouts and parsnips as soon as possible, and now is the time to seed purple sprouting broccoli to overwinter and provide you with food February to April of 2013. Also now is the time to get your winter carrot and beet beds prepped so you are ready to plant July 1.

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