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Leave the planning to us! Pick up a flat of plants based on a theme pre-selected by our garden experts.

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Leave the planning to us! Pick-up a flat of plants that have been pre-selected by our garden educators. If you're short on time or don't take pleasure in browsing the enormous selection of plants at the 2015 May Edible Plant Sale, get a Garden to Go! This is the fastest shopping option. Choose from these themes:

  • Container Gardens
  • Salsas!
  • Pickling
  • Organic Gardening 101
  • Brewers Package
  • Summer Coolers

We cannot make any substitutions. If you wish to do so, the main sale is best for you! If any of the plants on the list do not meet our standards when they reach us, we may need to make plant replacements. In that case, we'll make our best efforts to find the closest match. Pre-pay below and pick up your order at the sale.

Pre-Order online

Save time by placing an order online ahead of the sale. On the weekend of the sale, stop by the Gardens to Go booth between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday and pick up your plants.

Pay On-Site

Go directly to the Gardens to Go tent, choose which ones you'd like, and pay upon arrival. 

Location

Find the Garden to Go tent in the lower field of Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.), during regular sale hours, Saturday or Sunday (May 2-3), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Choose from these options:

Container Gardening

The perfect mix for a large container or plant them individually. These varieties perform well in pots and include some shorter season choices to allow you a succession of harvest.

Broccoli “Purple Peacock”
70 days.  A cross between Green Goliath broccoli and two different kales, its leaves will remind you of Red Russian Kale.  Produces loose florets and after main head is harvested, keep an eye out for reoccurring side shoots.  The leaves also make delicious greens prepared the same way you would prefer kale.

Romaine Lettuce “Forellenschluss”
50 days. Open pollinated. Rare Austrian Heirloom. Strikingly beautiful light green leaves with maroon dappling. Its name means trout's back. This loose romaine is mild, sweet, and sumptuous with many flavors in one leaf. Slow to bolt and a Seattle Tilth favorite!

Nasturtium “Empress of India”
Beautiful deep red blossoms set off the blue green foliage on this mounding variety of nasturtium. Flowers and leaves are edible and have a peppery watercress flavor. No summer salad or potluck dish should be served without an adornment of these cheery blooms.

Pac Choi “Baby Shuko”
45 days. This baby pac choi grows from 6 to 12 inches in a vase shape with broad green leaves. Lovely in a container, loves cool spring weather but still resists bolting during warmer weather. Also good for fall plantings.

Scallions “Red Baron”
60 days. These small bunching onions will hang onto their vivid burgundy color through all stages of growth. Small bulbs begin forming when they reach 12-14 inches tall. The mild flavor is delicious in salads or pickled. Good for winter gardening in milder climates. Stores relatively longer than other red onions.

Spinach “Bordeaux”
40 days. Burgundy stems and veins accent the bright green leaves of this rich,  tender, sweet flavored spinach, Bordeaux enhances any fresh garden salad and adds color to spinach dip, pizza and quiche. Leaves can be picked at any stage from small baby leaves to full size

Seed Packets (beets, lettuce, arugula

Organic 101

A great selection for the beginning vegetable gardener; these varieties are easy to grow and will produce an abundance of goods for the dinner table.

Thyme “Lemon Variegated
Low-growing herb to 10 - 12". White and green leaves.  Lemon scent is less pronounced than in lemon thyme, but is definitely lemony. Very attractive in the herb garden, lavender flowers in the summer bring the honeybees!

Cucumber “Marketmore 76”
63 days. Open pollinated. In the Marketmore series, 'Marketmore 76' is very popular with organic growers due to its high level of disease resistance.  This dark green slicing variety produces abundant, high quality, uniform fruits about 8 inches long with a wonderful cucumber flavor.  This is your classic, all-around cucumber

Kale “Lacinato”
45 days. Open pollinated heirloom. Also called Nero di Toscana, dinosaur kale, black kale, palm kale, and Tuscan kale. One of the most beautiful and tastiest kales to grace any kitchen garden. Shaped like a miniature palm tree, it is about 18 inches high. It is delicious and nutritious as well as adaptable to a wide temperature range. Its sweet, mild flavor actually improves after a frost.

Rogue D’Hiver Romaine

60 days. Open pollinated. A French heirloom from the 1880's, this red romaine shows off more auburn colors when the weather is chilly.  Produces compact 10-12 inch heads that are reddish brown on the outside and green towards the center.

Scallions “Evergreen bunching

75 days. Open pollinated heirloom. Bunching onions do not produce bulbs.  Instead, harvest them while young for fresh green tops and tender, milder white bottoms.  Also called scallions, bunching onions are easy to grow and give a nice bit of onion flavor to salads, soups and other dishes early in the season. If you leave some behind when you harvest, they will form new onion side shoots every season.

Chard “Peppermin"

53-63 days. Colorful pink streaked 2-toned stems with dark green leaves.  Looks great in a food garden, but consider Peppermint for a stunning edible plant display in ornamental beds.

Summer squash “Black Beauty"

60 days.  Introduced as an "All American Selection" in 1957.  It has deep greenish-black fruits with creamy white flesh. Plant is compact.  This prolific grower will keep you well supplied with fresh squash all season long.  

Cherry Tomato “Sungold"

65 days. Indeterminate. Wow! Sungold's fruity or tropical flavor is a big hit with everyone who tastes it. Apricot-orange round 1 1/4 in. fruit. 10-20 fruits on grape-like trusses. Generally we try to offer open pollinated and heirloom varieties, but we just can't give up Sungold! 

Red Tomato “Defiant"

Seed Packet (Black seeded simpson)

Salsas!

Are you excited for some canning this fall? Look no further than this Salsa pack that will be perfect for a tex-mex food party!

Tomato “Roma”
75 days. Determinant.  Premium canning tomato, ideal for sauce and paste. Pear-shaped scarlet fruits are thick and meaty with few seeds.

Tomatillo “De Milpa”60 days.  Open pollinated. Mexican heirloom. "Di milpa" means "from the fields", as this type commonly grows wild in the cornfields of Latin America. Small fruit but great storage quality, remains green and firm weeks after picking.

Cilantro “Santo"
Both seed (coriander) and leaves (cilantro) are used in numerous cuisines from around the world. Often associated with Mexican dishes, this strong scented herb grows out with flat, toothed leaves for chopping into salsas and other preparations. Easy to grow and tolerant of cooler conditions.

Epazote

Epazote is native to Central and South America and popular used in Mexican dishes.  A savory herb said to relieve some of the 'gassy' properties of beans if thrown in the pot while cooking.  Can also be used as a vermifuge.  Leaves dry well for winter use.  Grows up to 3' tall and is considered an annual in our climate.

Hot Pepper “Early Jalapeno"

66 days. Open pollinated. Hottest and fully ripe when they turn red but most is familiar in the green stage. 2 ft. tall plants produce 3 in. peppers. Will set fruit in cooler conditions better than other hot peppers.

Onion “Walla Walla"

125 days. Open pollinated. Long day onion. For many Northwest gardeners, their onion patch just isn't complete without Walla Wallas. The bulbs will be 2 1/2 to 3 inches across, with sweet flavor. Plan to use these beauties quickly, they're not meant for long-term storage.

Oregano “Hot & Spicy"

Spiciest of the oreganos sold today. The oil of this plant has been used as a disinfectant, a food preservative, and a body scent in ancient times. ‘Hot and spicy’ grows to 24 inches and does best in full sun with well draining-soil. Good dried or used fresh.

Hot Pepper “Fish"

80 days. Open pollinated heirloom. This gorgeous pepper features variegated foliage and bright, striped 2 -3 inch fruit ranging from cream to orange to red. An African-American heirloom that has been grown since the 1870's in the Baltimore and Philadelphia area and was traditionally used in oyster and crab houses.

Tomato “Amish Paste”

85 days. Open pollinated heirloom. Indeterminate.  An excellent sauce and canning tomato, with heavy yields and a good, tart taste. This Amish heirloom produces oxheart shaped fruit up to 8 oz. in size.

Pickling

Yes, you can pickle that!

Hot Pepper “Hinklehatz”

80 days. Open Pollinated. This is a Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom from the 1880’s. Hinkelhatz translates as chicken heart, referencing its vivid red hue when fully ripe. Traditional uses include pickling and making pepper vinegar. This is a prolific producer and is pest and disease resistant.

Cucumber “Calypso”

52 days.  An early producer with astoundingly abundant yields, 'Calypso' is also highly disease-resistant, making it any easy care and dependible pickling cuke.  You can expect 1" x 3", blocky, medium-green fruits--just the right size for snacking.

Mexican Sour Gherkin

70 days. Open pollinated heirloom. Melothria scabra is not a true cucumber but has a crisp texture and a sour cucumber taste with a lemon chaser. Prolific vines bear tons of one to two inch fruits that look like miniature watermelons. Great for hanging baskets.

Dill “Bouquet"

This graceful annual grows to 2 feet tall and is covered in insect attracting umbels of yellow flowers. Use the heavenlyscented leaves in fresh summer recipes. Large flower heads will net you abundant seeds for pickling later in the season. Plant in well drained organic soil.

Cabbage “Red Express"

63 days. Open pollinated. A compact red cabbage for the urban garden! Solid, round heads weigh 2 to 4 pounds and have great flavor. Good choice for early harvesting while other longer growing cabbages grow up around them. Space at 8 inches with your later crop cabbages.

Tarragon
Tarragon, a member of the Composite tribe, closely allied to Wormwood, is a perennial herb cultivated for the use of its aromatic leaves in seasoning, salads, etc., and in the preparation of Tarragon vinegar.  It grows to a height of about 2 feet and has long, narrow leaves.

Onion “Pacific Pearl”
50 days. Open pollinated. Plant these onions now and enjoy them with your fresh peas in June! Pearl onions are meant for fresh harvest only and therefore can be enjoyed in salads, for pickling and edible garnish. They can be grown in succession almost year around. The greens can be used just like green onions even before the bulbs are ready.

Hot Pepper “Sweet Banana"
70 days.  Open pollinated heirloom. Early, crunchy and sweet, these bright yellow frites will ripen to red if you let them linger on the plant.  A compact plant great for pots, use this one perfect sized pickled peppers or a sweet spicy jam!

Seed Packet: Beans

Brewers Package

Want to start a new hobby with beer brewing? These hops and other ingredients will help to make a homegrown delicious batches of brew.

Hops “Cascade”
Deciduous perennial vine growing to 25' annually.  Young shoots can be eaten like asparagus and dried flowers are used to brew beer.  Cascade hops impart a citrus-floral aroma to beer and is used in popular beers such as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and my favorite, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, by the Deschutes Brewing Company.

Hops “Chinook”
Deciduous perennial vine growing to 25' annually.  Young shoots can be eaten like asparagus and dried flowers are used to brew beer.  Chinook hops imparts an apricot-floral aroma to beer much like Cascade hops but with a higher alpha content which produces that classic Northwest IPA bitterness.  The Chinook variety of hops was developed in Washington State in the 1980's. Necessary for any NW IPA or Imperial IPA homebrews!

Hops “Willamette”
Deciduous perennial vine growing to 25' annually.  Young shoots can be eaten like asparagus and dried flowers are used to brew beer. Willamette is a triploid aroma-type hop and is very popular for making ales and lagers. Alpha acids are 4 - 6%, which gives your brew the hop flavor with only moderate bitterness.

Hops “Columbus”
A dual purpose choice forNorthwest brewers, these hops can be used for aroma or bittering in your home brews. Imparts abit of a citrus note to your beer. Can be used as a single hop or combined.

Echinacea Purpurea
Grows to 3' high and 2' wide.  A must for any garden, this herbaceous perennial puts on a showy display of purple daisy-like flowers July - October.  Attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.  Drought tolerant and disease resistant.

Lavender “Provence”
French Lavender. One of the most popular lavenders, this long spiked, long flowered beauty is perfect for making wands. Strips easily from the stem for collecting flowers for sachets .Long bloom time through mid-summer. Highly attractive to pollinators and other beneficial insects. Interplant into your vegetable beds as a permanent planting.

Lemon Verbena
Tender perennial, grow in protected area.  Delicious lemon scented leaves can be used in iced drinks, sorbet, and candied for cake decorations.  This plant is by far the lemoniest of them all!  Open growth habit with open white clusters of flowers in summer.  Full sun, good drainage.

Hot Pepper “Early Jalapeno”
66 days. Open pollinated. Hottest and fully ripe when they turn red but most is familiar in the green stage. 2 ft. tall plants produce 3 in. peppers. Will set fruit in cooler conditions better than other hot peppers.

Artemesia “Sweet Annie”
An extremely aromatic herb, Artemisia is wonderful in the garden and as filler for flower arrangements.  Plant can grow to 4' and has barely noticeable yellow flowers in the summer.  Artemisia annua or Quinghao, has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine.

Summer Coolers

Impress your guests with cocktails or drinks made with fresh herbs and veggies from your garden! Perfect for summer.

Lavender “Provence”
French Lavender. One of the most popular lavenders, this long spiked, long flowered beauty is perfect for making wands. Strips easily from the stem for collecting flowers for sachets .Long bloom time through mid-summer. Highly attractive to pollinators and other beneficial insects. Interplant into your vegetable beds as a permanent planting.

Mint “Mojito”
The quintessential mojito mint with a sweet, warm flavor. Vigorous plants with bright white flowers are great for large potted gardens. Keep moist for best growth.

Lemon Verbena
Tender perennial, grow in protected area.  Delicious lemon scented leaves can be used in iced drinks, sorbet, and candied for cake decorations.  This plant is by far the lemoniest of them all!  Open growth habit with open white clusters of flowers in summer.  Full sun, good drainage.

Scented Geraniums “Attar of Roses”
Rose-scented leaves and clusters of pale pink flowers cover the plant in late summer.  Flowers are great for candying. The flowers make attractive confetti when used in sorbets and jellies.  Tender plant.

Strawberry “Seascape” (everbearing)
Super-early, everbearing variety developed by UC Davis.  Extremely high yielding, incredibly sweet and wonderfully large berries are as close to they come to perfect.  Plants are resistant to viruses and are easy to grow as they do well in a variety of growing conditions.

Rosemary “Tuscan Blue”
Sun, well drained soil, low water use.  Blossoms of a delicate pale blue. Fine leaves with a distinct pine scent.  Hardy to 10 degrees F.

Celery “Redventure”
105 days. Open pollinated. Bright red stems and green leaves make this a good choice for adding to decorative potted plantings. The stems are tender and full of bright flavor. The best part is that the red color is retained when cooking the celery.

Cucumber “Lemon”
70-75 days. Open pollinated heirloom. Dating back to the 1890's, this old variety is a favorite among many cool season gardeners. 3-4 foot, semi-bush type plants bear loads of apple-shaped cucumbers with lemon-colored skins. Thin skins and mild, sweet flesh make them a joy to eat whole right from the garden! Best harvested when the size of limes.

Basil “Cinnamon”
Vigorous growth, with a purplish veining on its leaves, and a distinctive cinnamon scent. Use in Middle Eastern or Greek cuisine and Cinnamon Basil ice cream is to die for! Also a beautiful addition to an ornamental container planting.

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