Clallam County Master Gardeners

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

Get It Growing: How to avoid a bolting experience while growing spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green vegetable that thrives in cool weather and short days. Although this crop seems made for our climate, it… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tips on planting vegetable seeds indoors

Get It Growing: Tips on planting vegetable seeds indoors

Got the itch to start gardening, but find that outdoor conditions are still too cold or wet to dig in the dirt? Consider starting vegetable… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Tips on planting vegetable seeds indoors
Get It Growing: From lawn to vegetable garden, this is the year!

Get It Growing: From lawn to vegetable garden, this is the year!

You have decided to have a vegetable garden this year, but the site you selected, which is sunny and well drained, is covered with grass… Continue reading

Get It Growing: From lawn to vegetable garden, this is the year!

Get It Growing: Your fruit, vegetable gardening calendar for March

Spring is coming and the Clallam County Master Gardener “Get It Growing” column emerges for another growing season. This year, the column will focus on… Continue reading

Holiday cactuses: It’s all about timing

Holiday cactuses: It’s all about timing

Christmas cactuses are a favorite gift plant, known for their abundant brightly colored flowers that emerge in early December and bloom throughout the holidays. Blooming… Continue reading

Holiday cactuses: It’s all about timing
Get It Growing: Set your October gardening activities calendar

Get It Growing: Set your October gardening activities calendar

With winter right around the corner, it is time to get serious about cleaning up the garden and putting it to bed before the rains… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your October gardening activities calendar
Get It Growing: Thoughts on storing winter vegetables

Get It Growing: Thoughts on storing winter vegetables

Imagine it is late fall and you have a large quantity of vegetables still in your garden or maturing and winter is coming soon! What… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Thoughts on storing winter vegetables

Get It Growing: Your best fronds in the garden

Ferns are the go-to plants to add a touch of lush primordial interest to an ornamental garden. Coming in a range of heights, textures, and… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Rhododendrons, true or false

Get It Growing: Rhododendrons, true or false

Rhododendrons are beautiful plants, prolific and well suited for growing in the Pacific Northwest. But, how much do you really know about these mythically indestructible… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Rhododendrons, true or false
Get It Growing: The blueberry harvest blues

Get It Growing: The blueberry harvest blues

A mature blueberry bush typically produces 12 to 18 pounds of blueberries each season. A number of circumstances, however, can result in less than optimal… Continue reading

Get It Growing: The blueberry harvest blues
Get It Growing: Set your September gardening chore calendar

Get It Growing: Set your September gardening chore calendar

With the arrival of cooler temperatures and the return of rain this month, summer is slowly coming to an end. This is the time to… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Set your September gardening chore calendar
Get It Growing: How, when to use wood chip mulch

Get It Growing: How, when to use wood chip mulch

Landscape mulches are recognized as pivotal components of environmentally sustainable green spaces. Select the right mulch and you reap the benefits of healthier soils and… Continue reading

Get It Growing: How, when to use wood chip mulch
Get It Growing: Put some bounce back in your lawn

Get It Growing: Put some bounce back in your lawn

Is your lawn tired? Has it lost its bounce under your feet? If so, now is a good time to examine and decide if you… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Put some bounce back in your lawn
Get It Growing: The dirt on succulents

Get It Growing: The dirt on succulents

It’s hard to briefly describe succulents — a group of plants that are as diverse as they are stunning. It may help to highlight the… Continue reading

Get It Growing: The dirt on succulents
Get It Growing: Deer? Not welcome in the garden!

Get It Growing: Deer? Not welcome in the garden!

Black tail deer, a subspecies of mule deer, roam throughout the Olympic Peninsula but are problematic visitors to home gardens. There are several deterrents and… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Deer? Not welcome in the garden!
Get It Growing: August gardening tips

Get It Growing: August gardening tips

Ornamentals and edibles are in their glory during August. Drier weather is here and cooler temperatures are around the corner. Think about which plants to… Continue reading

Get It Growing: August gardening tips
Get It Growing: Gardening for the birds

Get It Growing: Gardening for the birds

What could be more delightful than sitting in your garden and enjoying the hard-earned fruits of your gardening labor? Perhaps sharing your garden with the… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Gardening for the birds
Get It Growing: All about hydrangeas

Get It Growing: All about hydrangeas

With flower clusters like fluffy balls of cotton candy, hydrangeas are among the most popular summer-flowering shrubs for shady gardens. Hydrangeas can provide huge flower… Continue reading

Get It Growing: All about hydrangeas