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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

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Growing Groceries: Pests, Predators, and Pollinators: An Introduction to IPM

Basics of managing disease, insect, and weed pests in the home garden. Discussion covers a variety of techniques including prevention, cultural practices like row covers,…

Growing Groceries: Basics of Seed Saving

We will discuss the basics of seed saving including cross-pollination and self-pollination, isolation, open-pollinated varieties versus hybrid varieties, collection, cleaning, drying and storage.

Growing Groceries: Growing the Cucumber, Squash and Melon Family

This class in the Growing Groceries series will focus on growing all things Cucurbit! From luscious melons to giant pumpkins, summer squash to zucchini and…

Growing Groceries: Growing the Carrot, Lettuce, & Corn Families

The Carrot (Apiaceae) family also includes parsnips and celery along with many herbs like dill, fennel, and caraway. Puget Sound's mild climate makes it a great…

Growing Groceries: Growing in Plastic Structures and Shoulder Season Crops

An unheated greenhouse or cold frame can be used to grow greens during winter, start warm season annuals, propagate landscape perennials, and shelter frost tender…

Growing Groceries: Growing Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage and Rhubarb

Includes broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, mustard, Brussels sprouts, and other members of the Brassica family. Discussion includes variety selection, cultural requirements, common diseases and pests.

Growing Groceries: Seed Starting and Growing Transplants

Beginning with how and when to start to seeds, to watering techniques, thinning and transplanting, you’ll learn how to save money and be successful in…

Growing Groceries: Growing Berries in Western Washington

Topics include variety selection, soil preferences, fertility, pruning, pest and disease management, and cultural requirements for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and other small fruits.

Growing Groceries: Growing the Pea/Bean Family & the Basics of Cover Cropping

We'll cover the Legume family which includes peas, beans (both green and dry), and lentils as well as the one member of the Solanaceous family…

Growing Groceries: Growing Fruit Trees in Western Washington

Learn the basics of growing fruit trees in Western Washington including factors such as site selection, rootstock and size, varieties, pollination, pruning, nutritional requirements and…
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