Author Archives: Dianne

SHOULD I pick those squash?

If you were growing summer squash: you know the season is over and that it’s time to be thinking about pulling those vines and composting them. My own winter squash, however, still have nice looking fruit and some decent looking leaves. When to harvest, and how to ensure long shelf life for the food bank clients? Fortunately, Territorial’s blog just had some good information (and pictures). Happy harvesting.

Free Seed Saving Class at UW Botanic Gardens

A Guide to Seed Saving
Monday, June 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm
UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
Devon Peña, a professor of anthropology, ethnic studies and environmental studies at the UW will be leading an enlightening class on the importance of seed-saving and why it matters now, more than ever.  Cost: Free
RSVP Online, by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (urbhort@uw.edu)

Three Greenhouses

The Ballard Sprouts, South Park’s Providence Regina House Food Bank, and a small back yard greenhouse grew more than ten thousand starts for Seattle’s Giving Gardens. 2017 should be a very good year.

Tomatoes ready for planting

Thank you to all of the volunteers who planted, nurtured, transplanted and transported these wonderful plants.