HINT #6:  Dry spring weather – might need to water your plants!
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HINT #6: Dry spring weather – might need to water your plants!

Weather forecasters are indicating this may be the driest April recorded in the Portland Vancouver metro area in over 100 years. Some plants are VERY thirsty right now after an exceptionally dry winter and spring and few of the heavy, steady rains we usually see.  Even some of our native plants could use a “drink”. … Continue reading

Hint #5 – How big will my plant be at maturity?
Gardening / GettingToKnowClarkCounty / Hint / Naturescaping

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!

(We’re “recycling” a past hint, ’cause its still a good one every summer!) 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.  … 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