Tilth's March Edible Plant Sale is perfectly timed for planting. It's this coming Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pacific Market Center Garage (6100 4th Ave. S., Seattle).
The plants are grown locally using organic and sustainable practices -- healthy for you and the environment. You'll find lettuce, greens and peas, colored cauliflower, asparagus, artichokes, horseradish, rare and heirloom varieties, kale, spinach, Swiss chard and collards....rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, and a wide and delicious assortment of culinary herbs.
Because it's Tilth, the event will be as much about education as selling plants, with seminars and experts available to answer gardening questions. Along with the plants, Cedar Grove compost and potting soil, organic gardening supplies, organic seeds, books and cloche kits will be available.
Here's the schedule of talks:
10 a.m. Warm up the Garden with Cloches with Sue Hartman, garden educator
11 a.m. Growing Onions with Lisa Taylor, children's program manager and author of "Your Farm in the City"
12 p.m. Companion Planting with Falaah Jones, garden educator
Visit Tilth's website for a full list of plants and to learn more about the growers.
Proceeds from the sale benefit Seattle Tilth's innovative educational garden, farm, food and environmental programs. If you come to the Early Bird Plant Sale on Friday, March 14, 6-7:30 p.m.,( $25) you'll get first pick of the plants and provide even more support for Tilth.