Hint #5 – How big will my plant be at maturity?
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Hint #5 – How big will my plant be at maturity?

The plant information tags at nurseries, list the size of trees and shrubs at 10 years old.  To insure you allow healthy space in your garden, do further research to find the actual size at maturity. Plants in the Pacific Northwest may grow 15 to 20% larger than other areas! For instance, the Western Sword … Continue reading

HINT #4 – U-Pick farms in our area – what they sell and how to find ’em!
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HINT #4 – U-Pick farms in our area – what they sell and how to find ’em!

Did you know there are places in Clark County (and in the surrounding the Portland/Vancouver area) where you can pick your own (also called “U-Pick“) fresh fruits and vegetables at the farm yourself? YES! Some farms offer both U-pick or They-pick produce.  (They-pick will cost a bit more.) Not all farms are open year round.  … Continue reading

Hint #1: Check out WSU Extension
Canning / Community Service / Dehydrating / Farming / Food / Fun-for-kids / Gardening / GettingToKnowClarkCounty / Hint / Master Food Preservers / Master Gardener / Other Plant Sale / Soil

Hint #1: Check out WSU Extension

If you’re new to the Clark County, Washington, USA area, you might not know “where to start”. Here is just one of our suggestions for you. The Washington State University Extension of Clark County offers programs, classes and training in a huge variety of areas way beyond (but still including) farming and agriculture ! Just … Continue reading