Jan. 20: Selecting veggies to grow in western Washington

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

EVEREgrowing-groceries-logoTT, Wash. – Before placing this year’s seed catalog orders, gardeners can learn what’s new in vegetable varieties and what grows best in the area. “What to Grow in Western Washington” will be 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE Everett, inside McCollum Park.

It is the third in the Growing Groceries extension education series. Cost is $25 per person per class; any five or more classes in the series are $20 per person. Register online at http://growinggroceries.brownpapertickets.com. For more information about all classes or to download a form for mail-in registration, visit http://snohomish.wsu.edu/growing-groceries.

The sakura honey tomato variety is one that does well in western Washington.

Retired WSU vegetable crop researcher Wilbur “Andy” Anderson will share what he has learned from 30 years of running vegetable variety trials at WSU Mount Vernon’s research center as well as from many years as a community garden leader.

A panel discussion with experienced Growing Groceries gardeners will consider what grows best in different microclimates around the region. Panelists include Marilee Schneider, master gardener and manager of the JVM Community Garden in Monroe; Chris Albus, master gardener and leader of MG lettuce trials; Carlene Boxman, master gardener and leader of the MG Veggie Group; and Cary Peterson, coordinator of the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden and Langley Middle School Garden on Whidbey Island.

For more information, contact Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension educator, at 425-357-6025 or collmans@wsu.edu, or Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, at 425-357-6024 or khalstead@wsu.edu.


Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 425-357-6025, collmans@wsu.edu
Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 360-794-6081, khalstead@wsu.edu