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A sign in Sargent's Nursery's greenhouse reminds customers that even though it may feel spring-like during the day, freezing temperatures are still likely. Many area nurseries say the early spring has customers anxious to get in their gardens, and that has translated into strong early sales.

Local Rivertowns nurseries see good sales, thanks to early spring

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It may only be the beginning of the growing season, but a few area nursery owners are already reaping the fruits of their labor.

An early spring - especially a very summer-like March - has made consumers eager to get out in the garden and stock up on plants, mulches and fertilizers. And while nursery owners are hesitant to call it a bumper crop, they are saying the warm temps have given them a head start.

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