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Puget Sound Gardeners Get Growing in March

Seattle Tilth’s March Edible Plant Sale Kicks-Off Spring Garden Season

Get ready for spring gardening at our March Edible Plant Sale!

Feb 21, 2013

The Puget Sound region has a mild maritime climate that makes it possible to grow food year round. When much of the country is still in deep freeze, we are planting peas and greens, and harvesting full salads.

Seattle Tilth is once again kicking-off spring gardening season with our March Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will take place in a new location just south of downtown at the Pacific Market Center garage, (get directions) conveniently located between I-5 and Hwy 99. Our fourth annual early spring sale offers a wide selection of organically, sustainably and locally grown edible plant starts including veggies, herbs, edible flowers, fruit shrubs and fruit trees – perfect for spring planting. There will also be a selection of organic seeds, garden supplies and educational presentations.

Choose From the Best Selection of Plants
Our plants are grown locally using organic and sustainable practices, healthy for you and the environment. Visit our website for a full list of plants and learn more about our growers. Our selection includes: 

  • Easy-to-grow plants for beginners such as lettuce, greens and peasExotic, rare and heirloom plants will excite more experienced gardeners including asparagus, horseradish, artichokes, onions and broccoli
  •  Nutrition champs collards, kale, Swiss chard and spinach
  • Sweet and sour delights like rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries and other fruit shrubs and trees
  • Highlights for foodies include edible flowers, bulbing fennel, red scallions, Romanesco broccoli and dozens of culinary herbs
  • Garden supplies including Cedar Grove compost and potting soil, seeds, our books “Maritime Northwest Garden Guide” and “Your Farm in the City,” and cloche kits to help warm-up the soil.

 

Learn More, Grow Better
Seattle Tilth is known for its educational expertise in urban agriculture. There will be educators available to answer questions, educational signs and fliers and free presentations:

11 a.m.  Warm Up the Garden with Cloches - Sue Hartman, Garden Hotline educator

12 p.m. Growing Onions - Lisa Taylor, author of “Your Farm in the City”

1 p.m. Grow Veggies in Containers - Falaah Jones, garden educator


Get Involved in Urban Agriculture

  • Volunteer. Participating is fun and rewarding. Plant sale volunteers are invited to our Early Bird Plant Sale.
  • Early Bird Plant Sale, Friday, March 15, 6-7:30 p.m., $25. Get first pick of the plants while raising additional funds for Seattle Tilth.
  •  Support Garden Education. Proceeds from this sale benefit Seattle Tilth’s innovative educational garden, farm, food and environmental programs.
  • The March Edible Plant Sale is the first of two Edible Plant Sales offered by Seattle Tilth this year. May 4 and 5 is our May Edible Plant Sale -- the largest edible plant sale in the region offering an astounding selection of organic and locally grown edible plants for summer gardening.

 

The March Edible Plant Sale will help you maximize spring gardening. Join our Facebook event and download the poster. Learn more at: http://seattletilth.org/special_events/marchedibleplantsale2013.

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