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Growing Groceries: Seed Starting and Raising Transplants

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


different varieties of tomato plants for sale at farmers market
Some of the many tomato varieties grown by Soil Sisters Plants & Produce.

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.

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


Take just the classes you want at $20 per class per person.

Or…Save and take all ten Growing Groceries classes for $175.


Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 Growing Groceries Education series. Visit to register online or print out the GG Mail-in registration 2019-20 and mail with your check at least one week before the class starts.

Other classes in the series…


February 26
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kate Ryan
(425) 357-6024


WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium
600 – 128th Street SE (McCollum Park)
Everett, WA 98208 United States
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