Clallam County Master Gardeners

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

Get It Growing: Tips for growing tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Veteran Master Gardeners Audreen Williams, Laurel Moulton, Jan Bartron and Jeanette Stehr-Green provide tips for growing tomatoes on the North Olympic Peninsula from 10-11 a.m.… Continue reading

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

Take a walk From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, join Clallam County Master Gardeners for a walk at the Fifth Street Community Garden in… Continue reading

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