That was the name of the class hosted by Bainbridge Gardens on Saturday, and the turnout was a good deal larger than they had anticipated (by chance I showed up early and got a seat). Leda Langley of Langley Fine Gardens on Vashon Island was a knowledgeable and delightful speaker.
Here are some things I learned:
*Peat pots are not sustainable; use coconut-fiber pots or other renewable-fiber pots for seed starting.
*Plant your potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day.
*Try container gardening for “hot” plants like peppers and tomatoes (which I’m going to do because my lovely cherry tomatoes got late blight last year).
*From a useful planting guide for year-round gardening in the Pacific NW: I’m going to start broccoli, brussels sprouts, and a few others now.
Here are my pots, on my kitchen window-sill for easy watering access and sunlight.