WSU Skagit County
2021 Plant Sale
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT!
The 2021 Tomato and Vegetable sale is over. The WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners grew over 3,000 tomato and vegetable starts for our area gardeners. Over 1200 tomato plants and 250 vegetable plants were donated to non-profits to help people in need. The remaining plants were sold through our partnership with Azusa Farm and Gardens. Proceeds help support our local Master Gardener programs.
Since 1977, the WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners have supported home gardeners. The annual Plant Fair raises funds to operate Plant Clinics, the Discovery Garden in Mount Vernon, and to support educational outreach programs.
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Get Out and Garden!
If you haven't already, get your garden started. We have lots of help available. Check out our Grow Your Own Food and Library. Contact our Plant Clinic for help with your gardening problems, or see us at local Farmers Markets. We are here to help with all your gardening problems.
Care of New Tomatoes and Vegetables
What is hardening off? Plants that have been grown in protected environments (greenhouses, hoop houses, or other indoor settings) must be hardened off. This is the process that acclimates tender, young plants to their new environment in your garden. Start by setting your new plants outside in a sheltered, shady area such as a cold frame, covered porch or even under a tree. Try NOT to set your plants on the ground because of slugs. The slugs will devour them right down to the base of the plant.
Keep the plants well watered during the hardening off process. Start off with a couple of hours a day outside then move them back inside, sooner if the temperature drops. Do this for two or three days then go to a half-day, then on to a full day.
Check out the Tomato Info webpage to learn more about how to plant your tomatoes and what to do about problems in the Pacific Northwest. You can also find a wealth of information about growing vegetables and other food producing plants on our Grow Your Own Food webpage. If you have problems, contact our Plant Clinic.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you 2020 Vendors!
Please make every effort to support our vendors during these economically challenging times.
-A Vintage Glass Act (glass bird-feeders and glass flowers)
-American Rhododendron Society, Pilchuck Chapter
-Bailey's Beds (garden stones and totes)
-Bee Oasis (honeybee watering stations)
-Birch Leaf Farm (herbs and essential oils)
-Clark's Woodshoppe (handcrafted wood products)
-Courting Frogs (carnivorous plants)
-Delightful Dahlias (dahlia tubers)
-Designs by Dale (glass jewelry, bowls, and yard art)
-Dry Dock Goods (arid plants and ceramics)
-Gold Buckle Espresso (drinks and snacks)
-I've Got an Etch (etched glass art)
-Leho Studios (garden décor)
-Lichenology (wood and lichen jewelry)
-Mae-B-Market (metal and glass garden art)-Mimi's Garden (garden signs and ornaments)
-Mt. Vernon Farmers' Market (T-shirts and info)
-Namaste Gardens (perennials, succulents, herbs, and native plants)
-Patriot Concessions (food concession)
-Perennial Pleasures (perennial plants)
- Plantas Nativas (native plants)
-Second Chance Plants (variety of perennials and annuals)
-Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market (plant starts)
-Shady Pond Tree Farm (Japanese maples, ornamentals, perennials)
-Sunbreak Nursery (ground covers, ferns, native plants)
-Sunseed Farm (veggie, flower and herb starts)
-True Her (cut flowers)
-Tuxedo Garden (rhodies, azaleas, lilacs, weigelas)
-Uncommon Objects (tiles, garden ornaments, etc)