Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: Plant now for fall, winter vegetables

For many areas of the country, harvesting the last summer vegetables from the garden can be a gloomy time of the year. It means winter… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Set your July fruit, veggie gardening calendar

Get walking, talking From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, join Clallam County Master Gardeners for a walk at the 5th Street Community Garden in… Continue reading

 

All commercial fertilizers, chemical or organic, list the percent of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K) by weight on the container. Select fertilizers based on soil test results and nutrients needed by your plants at certain points in their life cycles. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: Fertilizers 101, the basics

Because of a production error, the June 26 “Get It Growing Column” was only partially printed. Here is the article in full. — MD Plants… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Fertilizers 101, the basics

Plants need many different nutrients to grow normally. They get some of these nutrients from the air and water; most they get from the soil.… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Growing your vegetable garden up, not out

Gardens on tour From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, Clallam County Master Gardeners will hold their Petals & Pathways annual garden tour, highlighting… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tips for growing tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Veteran Master Gardeners Audreen Williams, Laurel Moulton, Jan Bartron and Jeanette Stehr-Green provide tips for growing tomatoes on the North Olympic Peninsula from 10-11 a.m.… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your June fruit, vegetable gardening calendar

Take a walk From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, join Clallam County Master Gardeners for a walk at the Fifth Street Community Garden in… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Got questions? We have answers!

Question — Does a plum tree need a cross-pollinator? Answer —Many fruit trees need a cross-pollinator (that is another variety of the same type of… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Landscaping with fruits and vegetables

Just imagine the pink and white blossoms of an apple tree signaling the arrival of spring and supplying fruit for a festive apple press in… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Growing strawberries

What could be better than walking out to your garden and picking juicy, ripe strawberries for your cereal or ice cream? Or maybe just popping… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your May fruit, vegetable gardening calendar

Spring sale around the corner Clallam County Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Got questions? We have answers!

The following questions have been asked during the Master Gardener Call-in Gardening Show on KONP that airs on the last Monday of each month from… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Raising radishes

Fun facts about radishes Radishes are thought to have been first cultivated in China, spreading into Europe in the 1500s and the Americas shortly thereafter.… Continue reading

Closely-spaced lettuce plants increase the yield from this raised-bed garden. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: Making the most of what you’ve got

Do you think you need a big garden to grow a lot of vegetables? You really don’t! A 4-foot by 4-foot space can grow substantial… Continue reading

Closely-spaced lettuce plants increase the yield from this raised-bed garden. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: April fruit and vegetable gardening calendar

From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, join Clallam County Master Gardeners for a walk at the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles. These… Continue reading

Get It Growing: How to avoid a bolting experience while growing spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green vegetable that thrives in cool weather and short days. Although this crop seems made for our climate, it… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tips on planting vegetable seeds indoors

Got the itch to start gardening, but find that outdoor conditions are still too cold or wet to dig in the dirt? Consider starting vegetable… Continue reading

Get It Growing: From lawn to vegetable garden, this is the year!

You have decided to have a vegetable garden this year, but the site you selected, which is sunny and well drained, is covered with grass… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Your fruit, vegetable gardening calendar for March

Spring is coming and the Clallam County Master Gardener “Get It Growing” column emerges for another growing season. This year, the column will focus on… Continue reading

Holiday cactuses: It’s all about timing

Christmas cactuses are a favorite gift plant, known for their abundant brightly colored flowers that emerge in early December and bloom throughout the holidays. Blooming… Continue reading