Starting Seeds and Growing Plants for Gardeners who Grow Food for Food Banks
The Ballard Sprouts 2020 project started on February 14, 2020.
Update as of March 23, 2020
The Ballard Sprouts project continues during this challenging time.
More seeds have been planted: Pac Choi, Mustard Greens and three types of Asian Greens. Volunteers work alone (or together if a couple) in a greenhouse or outside, weather permitting, six feet apart. The team is transplanting the seedlings into pots, 5 per pot. This is an amazing task and over 10,000 seedlings have been transplanted. The plants are now outside to take advantage of the warm sunshine on sunny days and covered by row cloth at night and on cold days. These will be ready to distribute in early April to Seattle gardeners growing food for the Food Banks.
Update as of March 13, 2020
Twenty trays of seeds (Kale, Chard, Broccoli, Collards, Cabbage, Lettuce) were planted and placed in the greenhouse. Now, four weeks later, the team is transplanting these small plants into 3×3″ pots, individually labeled. These pots will be ready for distribution to Seattle Giving Gardeners in early April.