We want to extend our deepest gratitude to Seattle gardeners for your support of the Sprouts project. Thanks to your response to our request we have achieved our goal and received a matching grant from the Seed Money organization.
If you wish to donate even now, we will be pleased. Funds are used for seed-starting mix, seeds, transplanting soil, and heating mats; additional funds are used to support the food bank giving gardens themselves with replacement wood for raised beds, repair of water systems, and purchase of small tools. https://donate.seedmoney.org/1682/seattles-giving-garden-network
Starts that are hardening off
This plant giveaway is for those who are planting giving gardens for food banks and meal kitchens. You should have received an email about this; most of the plants will be at the greenhouse in Ballard. Some will be at the Providence Regina House Food Bank (in South Park) during its regular hours (9-noon). The plants include warmer weather starts such as beans and squash and some tomatoes. A heat-tolerant lettuce Jericho will also be available.
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.