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Garden Questions? Call the Garden Hotline 206-633-0224

Garden hotline croppedIs this the right time to plant tomatoes? Where can I find good soil for my raised beds? How can I win my battle with slugs?

Home gardeners and landscape professionals can get expert advice by calling the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224, Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Want to take a class, come to an event or watch a video?  Or do you prefer to email your questions? Visit www.GardenHotline.org

Helpful staff offer advice managing plant pests, encouraging helpful insects, reducing water use, managing rain water, planting for wildlife, building soil, mulching, chemical-free gardening, natural lawn care and much more.

Would you rather let others do the work for you?  Find an environmentally responsible landscaper by searching the database at www.EnviroStars.org

Let us help you have a happy spring season!

 

Free gardening classes in Renton (en español también)

HomeGardenerRegister for these free Natural Yard Care classes:

En español
Online: cybersignup.org
Email: jkim@rentonwa.gov
Call:  425-430-7391

  • Herbs, Herbs & More Herbs – Wednesday, October 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener Joan Helbacka for a discussion on the many uses of herbs and those that thrive in our area. Course #54582
  • Saving Seeds Successfully – Saturday, October 25, 10-11:30 a.m.  King County Seed Lending Library director Caitlin Moore will discuss harvesting and cleaning of seeds and how to plant the right veggies, herbs and flowers for your site to achieve the best results.  Course #54583
  • Bugs: Friend or Foe? – Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Laura Matter from the Garden Hotline  will share tips that will help your garden flourish without reliance on chemicals that not only endanger people and pets but beneficial insects and wildlife! Course #54584
  • Food Forests for the Home Garden – Monday, November 3, 7-8:30 p.m.  Jessi Bloom of NW Bloom will share basic permaculture and food forest design concepts borrowed from nature that will help you plant and enjoy your edible landscape for years. Course #54585

Sponsored by the City of Renton Solid Waste Utility with funding from Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.