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May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Snap Peas

Season and Location

✿ Snap peas grow best in cool soil, and full sun. Growing snap peas in larger containers (5 gallons or larger) will help keep the soil from overheating.

✿ Plant in full sun for the highest yield, but snap peas can live with part shade.

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Quick Garden Tips - Snap Peas

1 Bush and pole snap peas are easy to grow – great for beginning gardeners. Bush types grow to about 3 feet high. Pole types grow 6 to 8 feet high and will need a trellis for support.

2 Plant seeds 1 inch deep.

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Salad Greens - Harvest and Cooking Preparation

When to Harvest:

❁ Harvest well before the plant bolts. Harvest when leaves are small and tender for baby lettuce.

❁ For a few leaves (e.g. for a sandwich), snip a few outer leaves about 1 inch from the base of the plant. Center leaves will keep growing.

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Potato Pals Recipe

This Potato Pals recipe is as simple as simple gets.  The flavors in this recipe are crowd favorites so it is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.  A win for all and that goes for you too, the busy bustling cook!  

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Potatoes - Harvest, Storage, and Cooking

When and How to Harvest

❁ Since potatoes grow underground, watch for harvesting clues. Dig small “new” potatoes near the soil surface any time after the plants flower and before the green tops die. Dig full-sized potatoes after the tops have died back.