After the rainiest winter on record, are you ready for some sunshine and outdoor recreation? Eager to enjoy the fresh and delicious flavors of summer foods? Imagine picking tasty salads, stir frys and fresh fruit smoothies straight from your own garden all summer and fall!
At Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale, you can choose from the largest selection of organically grown edible plants in the region. If you’re a gardener in the state of Washington, you need to check it out. Not only is their selection incredible (you’ll find vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers), but they have the best deals. So many perfectly priced plants, so little time. The May Edible Plant Sale is on Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, 9 am-3 pm.
A big warning before you go, the sale features over 50,000 organically or sustainably grown plants that are specially chosen by Seattle Tilth’s experts because they are well-adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate. So knowing that you’ll have tens of thousands of plants to choose from and they’ll all grow like mad in our area, I’d totally suggest driving a U-Haul there! You’ll be able to get your dream gardens growing with:
- More than 350 plant varieties for your summer garden, including rare and heirloom varieties
- Summer crops that love full sun such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and melons that can be planted at the end of May or in early June
- Plants for beginning gardeners such as lettuces, Asian greens, kale, chives, arugula, strawberries, culinary herbs and edible flowers
- Exotic flavors and colorful vegetables such as sweet chocolate peppers, bulbing fennel, Thai basil, lemon cucumbers, Purple Erdine eggplants, tarragon and striped tomatoes
If you want to avoid the lines, Gardens to Go can be ordered online in advance. These trays contain an assortment of plants that are pre-selected around different themes. Options include Summer Hits, Container Gardens, Organic Gardening 101 and Edible Plants for Kids. Swing by Meridian Park for a quick pick-up during the sale.
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