Seed Starting & Growing Transplants

Growing Groceries Education Series #8

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:00 – 9:30pm

Tomato plants
Some of the many tomato varieties grown by Soil Sisters Plants & Produce each year.

Buying transplants for your garden can be expensive, and they may not have the varieties you want to grow. Learn how to save money by growing your own transplants. Learn proper seeding, raising, and transplanting techniques with Kate Ryan, owner and grower for Soil Sisters Plants & Produce in Monroe. For more than 20 years, Kate has grown her own transplants for sale to gardeners in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Some plants do better started inside and love to be transplanted, others don’t like to be coddled and prefer to go straight into the ground. Learn which are which and how you can get a jump on this season’s harvest by growing your own.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty! We’ll practice transplanting tiny seedlings into a small pots. Everyone will take home at least one transplant!

No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, healthy food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.

The WSU Snohomish County Growing Groceries program brings beginning and experienced gardeners together with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.

Developed over the last several years, the program’s goal is to increase our communities’ access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.

Where

WSU Snohomish County Extension
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208

Cost

Cost is $25 per person per class, $20 per class for any five or more, or take all ten for $175.
All classes take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30pm
List of Growing Groceries classes

Register

Register online at BrownPaperTickets.com or use this form to mail in your registration.

For more information

Contact Kate Ryan, kate.ryan@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6024

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