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Compost Giveaway for home giving gardeners

Seattle giving gardeners: Stop by a compost giveaway event to get up to ½ cubic yard (per household) of free bulk compost for your garden on a first come, first serve basis.

Bring your own shovel and container to load and haul the compost.

Time: 9 am – 3 pm or until the compost is gone.

April 20th @ 915 S. Washington St

April 27th @ 600 16th Abe SW

May 18th @ 3003 NE 75th St

Three other compost events:

Saturday, April 20
9am-2pm
Yesler Terrace Community Center (behind the center)
917 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
In partnership with YES Farm and Africatown

Saturday, April 27
9am-2pm
South Seattle College (North parking lot)
6000 16th Ave SW  Seattle, WA  98106 
In partnership with South Seattle College

Saturday, May 18th

10am-2pm
Eckstein Middle School 3003 NE 75th St  Seattle, WA 98115

Seattle Giving Gardeners: 2019’s Greens likely ready April 5-6

Assuming the weather continues with mild temperatures and sunny afternoons the greens — Asian greens of various types, a couple of kinds of lettuce, chard and kale will be ready to pick up at the Ballard location the weekend of April 5-6. Hope your beds will be as ready as the plants will be: they’ll need some protection from unexpected storms (such as row cover) and hungry slugs, snails, robins and crows.

Sprouts Plans 2019 — What and When

Lettuce – Optima & Romaine

Greens – Mustard, Collards, Asian Greens & Bok Choy 

Kale – Lacinato (dinosaur) & Green leaf

Chard – Swiss, Rainbow, Fordhook

Onions – Bunching & Scallions

Green Beans, cucumbers, zucchini

Tomatoes: Cherry (Sungold, Sweetie, Super Bush, a couple of others); Salad and Slicing Tomatoes (Stupice; Siletz; Brandywine; Super Beefsteak; Legend)

Herbs – basil

Approximate pickup dates * ^

 April 5 – 7 (first weekend in April)

 May 3 – 5 (first weekend in May)

 May 17-19 (weekend before Memorial Day)

Check back for updates about pick up dates! It all depends on the weather.

Thanks for your feedback in the 2018 SGGN Feedback Survey – here’s the Sprouts response:

We WILL start more Asian Greens in 2019

We WILL NOT start: peas, carrots, potatoes, beets, leeks, spinach, Daikon radish, parsley, cilantro, tomatillos

^ Everything is weather dependent 

*Emails will be sent to everyone on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Giving Garden listserve.