Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: The codling moth is a growing problem in Clallam County orchards

The WSU Clallam County Extension reported an increase in coddling moth, a serious apple tree pest, in local orchards in 2017. The pest has impacted… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Native plants for low maintenance landscaping

Editor’s note: This is the final submission of the 2017 “Get It Growing” series. Look for the series to return in 2018. — MD Plants… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Horticultural oils for pest control

If your fruit trees and berry bushes have had past problems with insect pests and mites, horticultural oils, applied this winter, could be a safe… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Fall and winter gardening tasks

The leaves are falling! Before you hang up your gardening gloves for the season, take steps to bring this year’s vegetable garden to a satisfying… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Fall and winter berry care

Although the harvest of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries is over for the year, continued care of your berry patch through the fall and winter… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Pruning your trees and shrubs, Part II (How to prune)

When you think of pruning your trees and shrubs, do you envision beautiful shapes but fear seeing distorted, misshapen trees? For many, the idea of… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Pruning your trees and shrubs, Part I (When to prune)

Many people are hesitant to prune their trees and shrubs, worrying that they may not know when to prune or how to do a ‘good… Continue reading

Get It Growing: September gardening activities

With the arrival of cooler temperatures and the return of rain this month, summer is slowly coming to an end. This is the time to… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Heat up, you veggies!

It’s time to think about winter vegetables and how we can take care of these plants in the cold. Each vegetable has a minimum temperature… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Short season fall vegetable gardening

Although it’s still summer, now is the time to plan our fall/winter vegetable gardens. Since these crops will need additional heat to mature, choose the… Continue reading

Get It Growing: How to encourage helpful bugs in your garden

Home gardening can be lot of work. With a little encouragement, many species of insects are willing to help. You can create a thriving environment… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tomato maintenance

Your tomato plants are in the ground, looking healthy, and it is now time for “tomato maintenance”! With a little bit of basic care, you… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your August gardening calendar

to maximize plant health. Look at plant height, color and sun/shade placement in your garden. Check with the Clallam Conservation District to have your soil… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Plant now for a fall harvest

By Jeanette Stehr-Green and Amanda Rosenberg Although your summer garden is just reaching its full potential and you still haven’t harvested a single tomato, it’s… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Watering your vegetable garden using the 1-inch rule

By Jeanette Stehr-Green A generally accepted rule for watering the vegetable garden is to apply one inch of water each week. But what is the… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Winter cover crops

by Bob Cain Cover crops, or “green manures,” can fulfill a range of tasks in the your garden and non-garden areas. All cover crops fulfill… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your July gardening calendar

By Janet Oja and Marilyn Stewart July is usually warm and dry and therefore a poor month for planting. Soils dry out quickly and proper… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tomatillos and peppers

by Judy English Tomatillos are a staple in Mexican cooking and can become a star in your kitchen. They can be used raw or cooked,… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Growing strawberries

Strawberries are easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Every home garden should have one or two plants tucked into the landscape or, even better,… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Garlic and onions

by Michele Mangiantini The Olympic Peninsula provides a perfect climate for growing garlic (Allium sativum) and onion (Allium cepa). Easy to grow with a long… Continue reading