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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: Raising Culinary & Tea Herbs

We’ll cover the basic perennial and annual herbs used in so many sweet and savory dishes along with the not-so-common ones like epazote and lemongrass.…

Growing Groceries: Raising 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: Raising 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 in Hoop Houses, Cold Frames, and Small Greenhouses

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: Raising the Tomato & Potato Family

Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the major disease and pests affecting these species.

Growing Groceries: Raising the Broccoli and Buckwheat Families

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 Raising 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: Raising 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: Basics of Irrigation & Weed Management

Join us for a discussion of several types of irrigation products and their application in the food garden. In addition, we’ll focus on the details…
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