• Featured Story,  Growing Tips

    A Giving Gardeners Plea: Dealing with Club Root (aka slime mold)

    A Giving Gardener (who volunteers at several gardens) wanted to alert everyone to the challenge of club root. The gardener sent the pictures which we’ve uploaded and also shared research and experience with us. Susceptible crops include but are not limited to: rapeseed, mustards, brassicas, broccolis, the –chois, turnips, radishes, cauliflower, kale … We also asked the broader community what they have tried in their gardens, and what was helpful. Here’s pictures of infected and healthy roots, the Giving Gardener’s comments about the problem and some solutions that’ve been considered — and some advice from other gardeners in the community : Clubroot; Fungus Pasmodiophora Brassiecae, alias Clubfoot Clubfoot is a…

  • Featured Story,  SGGN Sprouts

    SGGN Sprouts – Learn about our greenhouses!

    Each February, community volunteers refresh their seed-sowing skills and begin planting lettuces, kales, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetable varieties that grow well in Seattle. As successions of seeds are sown in the greenhouses, winter blankets of burlap and leaves are removed from Giving Gardens in the city’s P-Patches. Starts continue to leave the greenhouse through late May and are distributed to waiting Giving Gardens across Seattle. The seedlings help extend the growing season and increase harvests, allowing more produce to be donated to food banks, shelters, and meal programs. Vegetable varieties are tailored to food bank requests and ensure that different cultural communities receive familiar and favorite foods. We…