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May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Garlic - Recommended Types to Grow

Softneck Full grown bulb has a soft neck with larger cloves around the outside and smaller cloves in the middle. Leaves can be braided after curing. Strong flavor. Stores well.

     Types to try: Inchelium Red*, Silver Rose*, Silverskin

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Garlic - Harvest, Storage and Cooking

When and How to Harvest

❁ Harvest bulbs in June or July when half of the leaves are yellow and drying out.

❁ To harvest, loosen the soil around the stem, then pull the garlic up by the stem. Shake off excess dirt.

Storage and Cooking

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Garlic - Quick Garden Tips

1 Garlic is grown from cloves, not seeds. It is easy to grow—great for beginning gardeners.

2 Plant cloves so that the pointy tip—where the sprout comes out—is facing upward.

3 Space cloves 4 inches apart.

May 07
2021
  By Savannah

Gardening Basics - Tips

  • When you plant the seeds, give the soil a really good watering. Seeds will not germinate in dry soil.
  • Seedlings (baby plants) should never dry out, so water them every day. After the plants are about as big as your hand, you likely won’t need to water them every day.
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.