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Working with year-round lettuce crops

Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt explains to ins and outs of growing lettuce year-round on Aug. 14.  - Submitted photo
Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt explains to ins and outs of growing lettuce year-round on Aug. 14.
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Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt teaches gardeners how they can have fresh lettuce from their gardens year-round at noon on Thursday, Aug. 14, in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles.

Nesbitt describes different types of lettuce, what varieties grow in sun and heat, what varieties prefer cool and shade, and what varieties are frost tolerant and harvestable through the winter. She discusses lettuce seed germination and growing conditions to help gardeners correlate planting times with harvest times.

Nesbitt, who earned a PhD in genetics from the University of Washington, retired from teaching biology at the University of California-San Diego. She directed the Clallam County Master Gardener program from 2009-2012.

This program is part of the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners Green Thumb Garden Tips Brown Bag educational series offered on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Presentations are from noon-1 p.m.

Presentations are free. However, donations to help defray the cost of copying and handouts are welcome. For more information, call 417-2279.

 

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