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Spring in the Garden

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Seed Starting

Here’s some more information on starting seeds.  Right now is a great time to get seeds going for warm season crops like tomatoes and for cool season crops that need a little boost like collards.  While cool season crops can be direct sowed soon I find that doing starts let’s me get a bit of a […]

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Gearing Up to Grow Starts

To really make use of our short growing season using starts is a great way to go.  It’s easy to grow your own from seed.  This weekend I am going to get out my supplies and plant some Dino kale and collards to put under cloches mid-March.  Once those go in I will start squash and tomato […]

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I just trimmed my redwood dogwoods to get basket making supplies and decided to use the larger branches to make a border for a flower and herb bed.            

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Why grow onions when they are pretty cheap at the store?  Because they taste better! There are many different shapes, sizes and even colors of onions and most can be pulled young as green onions. I like to plant my onions when the crocuses are blooming; they are a cool season crop and do best when planted […]

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I dashed out in between rainy days to prep the raised beds and found one in serious need of replacing. Happily building beds is pretty quick and easy. The first step is a trip to the lumber store to get three 8 foot long by one foot high boards. I usually ask the staff to […]

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For seeds to grow there needs to be the right combination of light, soil temperature, nutrients and moisture.  Here in our cool Northwest climate one of the main things is waiting until the soil is really warm enough for germination to occur. Spring crops need soil temperatures in the 50’s to 60’s while summer crops need […]

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This year’s Seattle Farm School tour was great! Here are some of the interesting things we saw at the places we visited. There was so much to see we didn’t make it to all the sites so next year will start earlier.

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Right now is a good time to harvest garlic.  Braiding it then hanging it in a cool, dark place is a great way to store it for later. First dry the garlic until the leaves are limp and the outside of the bulb is getting papery. Gently brush off the dirt and trim the roots off.  […]

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What to do with those hop cones ripening on your vine?  Making beer is the first thing that comes to people’s minds as this plant is what gives brews their distinctive bitter flavor but there’s a lot more you can do! What exactly is hops? Hops are hardy perennials that can grow up to 26 […]

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