The sale features over 60,000 organically or sustainably grown plants that are chosen by Seattle Tilth’s experts because they are well-adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate. Choose from the largest selection of organically grown edible veggies, herbs and flowers in the region. We’ll have Cedar Grove compost and potting soil, cloche kits, organic seeds and books, plus vendors selling fruit trees, food and more. This unique sale supports Seattle Tilth’s educational programs.
Educators will be on hand to answer questions throughout the sale, and shoppers can learn organic gardening techniques in a series of presentations.
Shoppers will find:
- 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
Short on time? 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.
If you want to have first pick of the plants and help raise extra funds for Seattle Tilth, you can buy a ticket for the Early Bird Sale. Don’t want to buy a ticket? The event relies on more than 300 volunteers – sign-up to volunteer and attend the Early Bird Sale at no cost!
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All of the proceeds support Seattle Tilth’s extensive food, farm and garden education programs throughout Seattle and King County, building a sustainable and equitable local food system while safeguarding natural resources. The sale also supports local organic growers.