Thinking of picking up your vegetable plant starts this weekend at the big Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale in Wallingford? I recommend it.
See me Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
And if you come Sunday morning, you will find me there! I’ll be doing a show-and-tell about season extension products and techniques, starting at 10:30 in the education tent. Grab a coffee (available on site) and join me.
I might even rave a bit about my favorite heirloom varieties available at this year’s sale.
The Seattle Tilth sale, if you’ve never been, is a cornucopia of veggie starts. The tables are laden with flat after flat of tomato starts — more varieties than available anywhere else. They also always have a lot of pepper starts and eggplants.
They stock plenty of cool-season crops too.
The Brassicas will be plentiful — kale, collards, cabbage, broccoli, even Brussels sprouts — and there will be Asian greens, edible
weeds, lettuce galore and lovely leeks.
You’ll find the education tent along with live music and a number of vendors in Meridian Park adjacent to the sale site.
Try the Master Gardener Sale Too
Now, when you’re done with the Tilth sale, but if you have a hankering for more, get on over to the King County Master Gardener Plant Sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
There you’ll find loads of perennials in all shapes and sizes, and get expert growing advice from the
swarm of Master Gardeners working the sale.
I will be on duty late in the day, but there are plenty of MG’s more knowledgeable than me who would love to be your personal shopper and help you find the perfect plants for your garden.
And if you have a plant with a problem, bring it along and get a diagnosis. Be sure to cut a sample shortly before coming and bring it in a plastic bag. This is a great free service provided by Master Gardeners whenever and wherever we host information tables (farmers markets, big-box hardware stores, etc.), but it’s a bonus to have it at the plant sale too.
The proceeds from each of these great plant sales benefit the non-profit organizations who run them. So take a break from visiting your favorite nursery this weekend and make Sunday your plant sale day.