Clallam County Master Gardeners

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

Get It Growing: Gardening gifts for the holiday host

Maybe you have been invited to a holiday luncheon or caroling party. Or perhaps a sit-down dinner, greening party or gingerbread house decorating event. No… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Five steps to putting the garden to bed

This is the last “Get It Growing” gardening column for the 2019 growing season. Clallam County Master Gardeners hope you had a bountiful harvest that… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Plant your own gourmet garlic

Readily-available garlic varieties • Hardneck Chesnok Red Killarney Red Spanish Roja Music (hot) Purple Glazer Georgian Crystal (hot) Bogatyr • Softneck Inchelium Red Transylvanian (hot)… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Fall, winter berry care

Pruning blueberries Master Gardeners Jeanette Stehr-Green and Audreen Williams will demonstrate how to prune blueberries at the 5th Street Community Garden in Port Angeles in… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Before frost is on the pumpkin

Pumpkins are easy to grow. All you need is good soil, plenty of space for the vines to roam, and a warm summer. The difficult… Continue reading

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

Although the days are getting noticeably shorter and the weather is cooling off, don’t hang up your gardening gloves yet. There are still many things… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Weed control without chemicals

Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place. They are not inherently evil, but they multiply rapidly and compete with desirable plants for water… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Harvesting ‘fruits’ of your labors

It’s time to harvest many tree fruits including apples, pears and figs. For best results, fruit should be picked at the proper stage of maturation… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Planting cover crops

Cover crops are crops you grow to benefit the soil. You do not harvest them like other crops for consumption by you and your family… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Prep your September fruit, vegetable gardening calendar

5th Street Walk From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, join Clallam County Master Gardeners for a walk at the 5th Street Community Garden in… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tips on how to grow blueberries

Blueberry talk From 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about growing blueberries in the Pacific Northwest at the Master Gardener Demonstration… Continue reading

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