The 3rd Annual Belvedere Seed Sale, organized and run (as usual) by our third grade, will be held next week instead of tomorrow thanks to Mother Nature. The students, who are studying economics, have been busy preparing for the sale: decorating seed envelopes, counting out and packaging seeds, labeling envelopes, voting on pricing and what to purchase with the proceeds, and training for jobs: merchandise manager, inventory, quality control, customer service and cashier.
Seed Sale Info:
Tuesday, March 21
8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Prices $1.25 and $2 CASH ONLY Belvedere lobby 6540 Columbia Pike The sale is open to the public, so spread the word!
If this Thursday’s PiP is still on, we’ll also have a sale teaser from 6:30-7 p.m. Some herb transplants may be available at this sale for $1.25.
Seeds collected by Belvedere’s student Garden Club and donated by families and friends (thank you, alumna mother Terri Lamb and Garden Club co-coordinator Laura Noble!) will cost $1.25. A full list of seed types for sale is below.
The Seed Savers Exchange, known nationally for their excellent collection of rare and heirloom seeds, has sold Belvedere 250 packages of seeds at wholesale prices. These retail for $3, but you can buy them from us for $2. These include a bird and butterfly mix, a bee feed mix, three kinds of heirloom tomatoes (including one that grows well in pots), cilantro, parsley, Taiyo sunflowers, and Stone Mountain watermelon.
These varieties will be for sale for $1.25:
- Acorn, butternut and winter sweet squash
- Chocolate eupatorium*
- Cleome (spider flower)
- Common milkweed*
- Orange cosmos
- Pineapple, brandywine and red zebra tomatoes
- PUMPKINS PUMPKINS PUMPKINS (thanks again, Garden Club, for collecting all of those seeds from jack-o-lanterns!)
- Red, green and orange bell peppers
- Spanish tarragon (in the marigold family)
- Strawberry bush, also called hearts-a-burstin’ (no, no strawberries), gets 4-‘ tall*
- Switchgrass, gets 3-6′ tall *
- Smooth withered viburnum (shrub), also called possumhaw viburnum, gets 5-9′ tall*
- Yellow four-o-clock (aka Marvel of Peru)
Plants with an * are native. That means they originated in this area, are adapted to the climate and are low-maintenance. Once established, they don’t need watering except during severe drought.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU!