Veteran Master Gardeners Judy English, left, and Jeanette Stehr-Green are set to teach gardeners how to grow vegetables and fruits in containers on May 27 via Zoom. Photo courtesy of Judy English

Veteran Master Gardeners Judy English, left, and Jeanette Stehr-Green are set to teach gardeners how to grow vegetables and fruits in containers on May 27 via Zoom. Photo courtesy of Judy English

Learn how to grow fruits, vegetables in containers

Gardeners with limited space, pest management issues, poor soil conditions or those with mobility concerns in need of easy access to plants for their care and harvest may want to check out the next Green Thumb Garden Tips session.

Veteran Master Gardeners Judy English and Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about the practical solution of growing vegetables and fruits in containers from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 27, on Zoom.

The presentation, “Growing Vegetables and Fruits in Containers,” is available by going to extension.wsu.edu/clallam and selecting the link or by calling (253-215-8782 (meeting ID 963 1338 3659, passcode 695871)

English and Stehr-Green have been WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardeners since 2005 and 2003, respectively. They met through Master Gardeners and have enjoyed collaborating on many, many projects over the years.

During their hour-long class, they will discuss the benefits of growing vegetables and fruits in containers and provide tips on how to be successful. They will inform participants on specific varieties of vegetables and fruits that are particularly well-suited for container gardening and discuss the appropriate container for the desired crop.

Watering and fertilizing practices will be conveyed as well as necessary steps to take to overwinter perennial plants such as berries, fruit trees, and woody herbs growing in containers.

Both English and Stehr-Green love teaching others about gardening. They regularly contribute to the Master Gardener column “Get It Growing” in the Sequim Gazette and participate in “Garden Talk” a monthly, hour-long, live gardening program on KONP Radio with host/moderator Todd Ortloff.

English was awarded the Lifetime Achievement status with Clallam County Master Gardeners in 2014. Her gardening interests include experimentation with plant varieties, garden-to-table vegetable gardening, accent planting for interest, and raised bed versus in-ground planting of vegetables.

Stehr-Green was awarded the Lifetime Achievement status with Clallam County Master Gardeners in 2010. She was the 2012 Clallam County Veteran Master Gardener of the Year. Her gardening interests include growing berries in the home garden, container gardening, houseplants, and control of vertebrate pests.

Sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, the Green Thumbs Garden Tips education series seeks to provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County.

The series is offered via streaming presentations from noon-1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday each month through October (in November, December and January, one program is offered).

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

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