Seed starting chart to know when to start vegetable seeds indoor or outside and when to transplant in the Pacific Northwest or zone 7-9.
This guide to growing potatoes helps you find great tasting varieties to grow organically & the know-how to plant, care for, and harvest homegrown potatoes.
Have you tried podcasts yet? Podcasts for gardeners tells you where to start! I think that listening to someone is a great way to learn especially if you’re doing other things at the same time. For example… gardening! If you haven’t tried podcasts for gardeners I would suggest you do as there are a lot of great resources […]
Anemone nemorosa PLANT of the WEEK: “Plant of the Week” started as a series of fact sheets I did for a horticulture class I took at Oregon State University on herbaceous perennials (HORT 255). I thought others might also be interested and we could have a discussion on our experiences with some of these plants. […]
This comprehensive guide to growing carrots shows you why carrots are great veggies, how to grow healthy organic plants, when to harvest and how to store.
Something to Discover has a new FREE 22-page Seed Starting Workbook FREE for a limited time with sign-up for our monthly newsletter! This is my own technique for starting seeds. Its not the only way to start seeds, but after years of experimentation I believe this is the best way for beginners and […]
Inspiration from Richie Steffen Richie Steffen gave the lecture this week for the winter speaker series for the Snohomish County Master Gardener foundation. The series is so popular it sold out with season ticket holders and the line up of speakers is wonderful as always. I wasn’t able to see the first lecture, but I […]
The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns by Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen I live in the Pacific Northwest and it feels like ferns are everywhere sometimes. They grow in the concrete barriers along the freeways, they are in my yard even though I know I didn’t plant them… and my church for palm sunday doesn’t […]
I had a break this afternoon from work and decided to take a walk around the property to see whats happening and what green or blooming plants in mid-January I could find. As I type this though its 5:12 and already dark… ugh, this is about the time of year when I get a little […]