Clallam County Master Gardeners

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

Get It Growing: Set your October gardening activities calendar

With winter right around the corner, it is time to get serious about cleaning up the garden and putting it to bed before the rains… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Thoughts on storing winter vegetables

Imagine it is late fall and you have a large quantity of vegetables still in your garden or maturing and winter is coming soon! What… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Your best fronds in the garden

Ferns are the go-to plants to add a touch of lush primordial interest to an ornamental garden. Coming in a range of heights, textures, and… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Rhododendrons, true or false

Rhododendrons are beautiful plants, prolific and well suited for growing in the Pacific Northwest. But, how much do you really know about these mythically indestructible… Continue reading

Get It Growing: The blueberry harvest blues

A mature blueberry bush typically produces 12 to 18 pounds of blueberries each season. A number of circumstances, however, can result in less than optimal… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your September gardening chore calendar

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: How, when to use wood chip mulch

Landscape mulches are recognized as pivotal components of environmentally sustainable green spaces. Select the right mulch and you reap the benefits of healthier soils and… Continue reading