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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.

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Potatoes

Season and Location

✿ A warm season crop, potatoes grow best in sun; however, they can tolerate some shade.

✿ Potatoes grow well at high elevations.

Container Gardening

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Paper Pots - What You'll Need

✿ Paper: torn newspaper or any colorfree paper such as 3 or more sheets of 8.5 x 11 printer paper

✿ Bucket or bowl

✿ Water

✿ Mold: cup, coffee mug, bowl or other container at least 2 inches deep

✿ Soil

May 17
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - How to Make Paper Pots

1. Place the paper in a bowl and add enough water to cover the paper (warm water is best and you can always add more water). Newspaper should break down quickly, but let other types of paper sit in the water 1 to 2 hours or more.