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
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

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.