Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale is This Weekend

April 27, 2015 10:25pm


This weekend is Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale. There you will find more than 50,000 organically or sustainably grown plants will be available that are specially chosen by Seattle Tilth’s experts because they are well-adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate. That includes more than 350 plant varieties including many heirlooms and hard to find plants.

Educators will be on hand to answer questions throughout the sale, and shoppers can learn organic gardening techniques in a series of gardening presentations.

Here’s more specific crops:

  • Favorite summer crops that love full sun such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and pumpkins that can be planted at the end of May or in early June.
  • Easy plants for beginning gardeners such as lettuces, arugula, kale, Asian greens, strawberries and culinary herbs
    Exotic flavors and colorful vegetables such as sweet and spicy peppers, edible flowers, bulbing fennel, red radicchio, cinnamon basil and purple onions.
  • Fruits, glorious fruits: blueberry, raspberry, plum, fig, Asian pear, kiwi and many more
  • Northwest native plants to support pollinators, native birds and rain gardens
    Also for sale will be select garden supplies, books and resources at the Seattle Tilth booth, as well as garden-related vendors and hot food in the lower field on the western side of Meridian Park.

The event also has Gardens to Go that can be ordered online in advance. These trays contain an assortment of plants that are pre-selected around different themes. Options include Summer Coolers, Container Gardens, Salsas, Pickling, Organic Gardening 101 and Brewers Package. 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.

This event takes a lot of manpower to put on (400 volunteers!), so if you’d like to volunteer, go here to sign up.

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.

Seattle Tilth’s May Edible Plant Sale
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Meridian Park
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle