Clallam County Master Gardeners

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

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

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

Get It Growing: From seed to plant
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

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: Heat up your garden
Get It Growing: Evaluating microclimates

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: Evaluating microclimates
Get It Growing: April in the garden

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: April in the garden
Get It Growing: Spring means Mason Bees

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 It Growing: Spring means Mason Bees
Get Kids Growing: Master Gardener Youth Enrichment Program Celebrates 25 Years

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 Kids Growing: Master Gardener Youth Enrichment Program Celebrates 25 Years
Get It Growing: Fungus gnats in the home, greenhouse

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: Fungus gnats in the home, greenhouse
Get It Growing: To do, to don’t list for early-season gardening

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

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: Planning a spring garden
Get It Growing: Gardening gifts for the holiday host

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: Gardening gifts for the holiday host
Get It Growing: Five steps to putting the garden to bed

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: Five steps to putting the garden to bed
Get It Growing: Plant your own gourmet garlic

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: Plant your own gourmet garlic
Get It Growing: Fall, winter berry care

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: Fall, winter berry care
Get It Growing: Before frost is on the pumpkin

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: Before frost is on the pumpkin
Get It Growing: Set your October fruit, vegetable gardening calendar

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: Set your October fruit, vegetable gardening calendar
Get It Growing: Weed control without chemicals

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: Weed control without chemicals
Get It Growing: Harvesting ‘fruits’ of your labors

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: Harvesting ‘fruits’ of your labors
Get It Growing: Planting cover crops

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: Planting cover crops