Sam Says – October

Cover crops (green manure) can be planted in October and November. A mixture of vetch, clover and annual rye works very well. If you are not familiar with the benefits of a cover crop in your vegetable garden, give us a call. Or, you can pick up a copy of our Cover...

Sam Says – September

If potato vines have died down, dig up a few tubers. Rub the potato skin to see if they have hardened. If the skin comes off easily wait a week or two before harvesting. Store potatoes in a cool, even temperature, dark and fairly-humid place. Don’t let potatoes touch...

Sam Says – August

 Stop harvesting rhubarb and asparagus. The plants are now storing energy for next year’s growth. In October after all foliage has died back cover the crowns with 4 to 6 inches of chicken manure or 2 to 4 inches of compost and one pound of Ammonium Sulfate (21-0-0)....

Sam Says – July

• Keep blueberry bushes well-watered to get the berries plump and juicy. If possible, keep moldy and bird damaged berries picked off. Blue berries freeze best if laid out on cookie sheets and frozen individually. After frozen, place in plastic bags or containers until...

Sam Says – June

Time to fertilize your lawn again. Mid-June is one of the four times recommended by the WSU Agronomist for fertilizing lawns in Puget Sound. The other three times are mid-September, 25 November and the 1st of May. We recommend Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Food or...

Sam Says – April

 Both Washington State and National Arbor Day will be celebrated this month. Washington Arbor Day is Wednesday April 10th, and National Arbor Day is on Friday, April 26th. These are especially good days to plant a tree or a shrub if your space is limited. We can...