Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: Five steps to putting the garden to bed

This is the last “Get It Growing” gardening column for the 2019 growing season. Clallam County Master Gardeners hope you had a bountiful harvest that… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Plant your own gourmet garlic

Readily-available garlic varieties • Hardneck Chesnok Red Killarney Red Spanish Roja Music (hot) Purple Glazer Georgian Crystal (hot) Bogatyr • Softneck Inchelium Red Transylvanian (hot)… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Fall, winter berry care

Pruning blueberries Master Gardeners Jeanette Stehr-Green and Audreen Williams will demonstrate how to prune blueberries at the 5th Street Community Garden in Port Angeles in… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Before frost is on the pumpkin

Pumpkins are easy to grow. All you need is good soil, plenty of space for the vines to roam, and a warm summer. The difficult… Continue reading

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

Although the days are getting noticeably shorter and the weather is cooling off, don’t hang up your gardening gloves yet. There are still many things… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Weed control without chemicals

Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place. They are not inherently evil, but they multiply rapidly and compete with desirable plants for water… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Harvesting ‘fruits’ of your labors

It’s time to harvest many tree fruits including apples, pears and figs. For best results, fruit should be picked at the proper stage of maturation… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Planting cover crops

Cover crops are crops you grow to benefit the soil. You do not harvest them like other crops for consumption by you and your family… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Prep your September fruit, vegetable gardening calendar

5th Street Walk From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, join Clallam County Master Gardeners for a walk at the 5th Street Community Garden in… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tips on how to grow blueberries

Blueberry talk From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about growing blueberries in the Pacific Northwest at the Master Gardener Demonstration… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Why do fruit trees fail to bear?

Thinning fruit on a heavily laden fruit tree prevents breakage of limbs. Reducing the number of fruit will enable the remaining fruit to grow larger… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Saving seeds

Saving seeds from your own garden can be satisfying and save you money. But to be successful, you must learn about the plants from which… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your August fruit and vegetable gardening calendar

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

Get It Growing: Steps to vine-ripened tomatoes this season

You planted your tomatoes in early June and the bushes are growing like weeds. But you’ve made it this far before and were left with… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Renovate now to improve next year’s harvest of strawberries

Strawberry fields forever? Well the Beatles didn’t get that one quite right. Although strawberries are not annuals, they produce good quality berries for only a… Continue reading

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

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

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