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May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Gardening Basics - What you Need

✿ Seeds

✿ Soil

✿ Sunlight: check your seed packet to find out how much!

✿ Water

✿ Space: each plant needs the correct amount of space for growth, above and below ground.

✿ Attention and love!

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Peach and Carrot Smoothie

Who would think to add carrots to a smoothie?  Well if you didn't think of it we are beating neither did your kids, yet another fun way to work veggies into their diet.  Make it exciting and have them try and guess the secret ingredient! 

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Carrots - Harvest, Storage and Cooking

When and How to Harvest

❁ Carrots are one of the first and last vegetables to be harvested.

❁ Most types are ready to harvest when the “shoulder” (the top of the root) is about ½ inch in diameter (wideness), or larger.

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Carrots

Season and Location

✿ Carrots can be planted from the spring into mid-summer

✿ Carrots like full sun, but can tolerate some shade.

Container Gardening

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Carrots - Quick Garden Tips

1 Carrots grow best in loose, well-drained soil or raised beds. The seeds are best planted into the garden at a depth of about ¼ to ½ inch. Carrots do not like to be transplanted.

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Growing in Oregon - Beets

Season and Location

✿ Beets can grow in full or partial sun; they need at least 3 hours of sunlight per day.

✿ Try planting beets in a sunny site along a walkway; they are colorful and grow easily.