Green beans and peas — regulars in many vegetable gardens — represent a mere fraction of the legume possibilities for local gardeners.
Laurel Moulton, program coordinator for the Clallam County Master Gardeners, will talk about growing beans, peas and other legume crops successfully in the region when she presents “Growing Legumes for Fresh Eating and Storage” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, via Zoom.
In addition to legume basics, attendees of this Green Thumbs Garden Tips presentation will come away with ideas for fun and efficient trellising systems and learn how to harvest and process dry legumes for winter storage. They will hear about legume varieties that are tried and true on the peninsula, and gain knowledge of local heirloom beans that have been growing in western Washington for generations.
Moulton received her master’s degree in horticulture from Oregon State University in 2011. She has been growing vegetables in Clallam County since 2005, has been a Master Gardener since 2006. She said she finds joy in experimenting with crops that go beyond basic favorites.
The Green Thumbs Garden Tips education series is sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners and is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website (extension.wsu.edu/clallam) for the latest information on upcoming presentations.