Some of the Gardens want to extend the veggie growing season so that produce can be provided (nearly) year-around. We agreed to try growing a limited number of starts for those who’re going to brave the rains, slugs, and grey days. We’ve started collards, two kinds of chard, tatsoi, and Winter salad greens including lettuces. These WERE ready to go the week of August 12 and a notice was sent to the giving gardens through the listserve. Do let us know how your own winter gardening experience unfolds.
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
Yesler Terrace Community Center (behind the center)
917 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
In partnership with YES Farm and Africatown
Saturday, April 27
South Seattle College (North parking lot)
6000 16th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106
In partnership with South Seattle College
Saturday, May 18th
Eckstein Middle School 3003 NE 75th St Seattle, WA 98115
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.