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.Thank you to all of the volunteers who planted, nurtured, transplanted and transported these wonderful plants.
Giving Gardeners: We know we’ll have 6000 cooler weather starts available to be picked up from the Ballard greenhouse the weekend of April 8-9. Another release of warmer weather plants will most likely occur in early May. Despite the cold spring there will be some tomatoes as well as cucumbers and squash.
Volunteers have seeded lettuce, chard, tomatoes, peppers, kale and Asian greens for distribution to Seattle Giving Gardeners. Later there’ll be summer squash and cucumbers. When will these be ready to distribute? It depends upon the weather: our greenhouses are passive greenhouses but cozy, even on our snowy days. We’ll send a notice through the city of Seattle’s listserve when they’re ready. Hint: perhaps late March or early April for the cooler weather crops; May for warmer weather crops. And THANK YOU to the volunteers who make this happen every Spring.