Clallam County Master Gardeners

Get It Growing: Enjoy summer in the garden

July has arrived! Finally sunny days, perfect for basking and working in the garden. With the warmer weather comes a significant drop in rainfall for… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Develop a watering plan? Consider drip irrigation

After plentiful sun and rich soil, water is the third most important element in the garden. Yet, it is often the least considered. If vegetable… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Welcoming native bees into the garden

Last week’s column, “Creating a Pollinator Garden,” talked about planning and planting your garden to attract and keep pollinators, including bees, butterflies, insects and others.… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Creating a pollinator garden

What’s all the buzz about pollinators? Why do we need them? Pollinators are bees, butterflies, birds, moths, bats and some insects. They pollinate many of… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Common tomato problems

Tomatoes in home gardens For more information on growing tomatoes, read WSU’s “Vegetables: Growing Tomatoes in Home Gardens” (FS145E) available for free at https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2070/2019/09/FS145E.pdf. Tomatoes… Continue reading

Free seed program help youths learn, stay active

The Master Gardener’s of Clallam County want to continue to gets children and their families growing. How about some free seeds? With the help from… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Thinking outside the usual berry basket with small fruits

By Jeanette Stehr-Green For the Sequim Gazette Last week, we covered four of the more popular small fruits grown in home gardens: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Grow small fruits for a big reward

Small fruits are so named because they produce small edible fruits on relatively small perennial plants. Despite their size, small fruits provide big rewards and… Continue reading

Microgreens can add nutrition, flavor and texture to one’s meals. Photo by Sandy Cortez

Get It Growing: How to grow microgreens all year ‘round

By Judy English For the Sequim Gazette Growing microgreens is a fun and rewarding project for both the experienced and inexperienced gardener. Microgreens are vegetables… Continue reading

Microgreens can add nutrition, flavor and texture to one’s meals. Photo by Sandy Cortez

Get It Growing: May is time to get out in the garden!

The Clallam County Master Gardeners are disappointed to have to postpone the Spring Plant Sale. It is an annual fund raising event that they enjoy… Continue reading

Get It Growing: From seed to plant

Growing plants from seeds is fun and rewarding! This hands-on project for kids will increase your child’s basic knowledge of plants and improve their observation… Continue reading

Worm compost is a rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner that’s easy for plants to absorb. Photo by Sandy Cortez

Get It Growing: Vermicompost, is a superhero for your vegetable and flowering plants

Do you have kitchen food scraps that are just thrown away? You can reduce your trash and make organic fertilizer with a worm bin. The… Continue reading

Worm compost is a rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner that’s easy for plants to absorb. Photo by Sandy Cortez

Get It Growing: Heat up your garden

By Susan Kalmar For the Sequim Gazette People often think it’s hard to grow warm season plants (e.g., tomatoes and peppers) on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Evaluating microclimates

When planning a garden, the climate, defined as the weather conditions averaged over a relatively long period of time, tells an important story. Yet, climate… Continue reading

Get It Growing: April in the garden

There is so much to do and think about in the April garden that even seasoned gardeners may find themselves wandering aimlessly between projects. So… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Spring means Mason Bees

Everyone knows it’s important to attract birds, butterflies, and honey bees to the garden as pollinators, but did you know you may already have another… Continue reading

Get Kids Growing: Master Gardener Youth Enrichment Program Celebrates 25 Years

Herbie, a Scarlett Runner Bean puppet, is turning 25 in 2020. Herbie has been educating Clallam County second-graders every spring for two-and-a-half decades! Herbie is… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Fungus gnats in the home, greenhouse

Fungus gnats are annoying. Not to be confused with their equally annoying cousin, the fruit fly, fungus gnats are about 1/8 inch long and live… Continue reading

Get It Growing: To do, to don’t list for early-season gardening

Hello Spring! While the official start of spring is still a few weeks away, the Clallam County Master Gardener column “Get it Growing” just can’t… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Planning a spring garden

There’s something almost magical in planting a tiny seed and watching it transform into a plant with broad green leaves, magnificent flowers and delicious fruit.… Continue reading