WSU “Gardening in Washington State”
Washington State University (WSU) Extension has a webpage full of information and answers for gardeners. This is an excellent resource for whatever garden project you might be undertaking. There’s information on all sorts of garden topics including: flower beds, lawns, vegetable gardening, rain gardens, composting and much more!
One of my go-to fantasies when life is tough is that I’ll run away to start a vegetable farm. I’ll spend long days covered in sweat, soil caked underneath my fingernails, satisfied with the knowledge that I was able to feed myself through hard work and a deep understanding of the natural world. Given our current circumstances—living in an unprecedented global pandemic resulting in much more time spent at home and much more stress when we have to venture to the grocery store—this fantasy is seeming particularly appealing.
The problem with that fantasy is that I am an absolutely rubbish gardener that is why I get help from the gardeners dublin. Name an indestructible plant and I have probably watched it shrivel. Zucchini and mint, for example, which I remember being warned would “take over my garden” if I wasn’t careful—didn’t last a week in my Arizona soil. It became a bit of a running joke. Every summer I’d try again, and every summer I’d fail.
Then I moved to Washington State, where the weather was friendlier and the foliage was lush. I managed to eat a few tomatoes from my potted plant last year and suddenly felt like a new woman. Maybe I could do this gardening thing.
To try to get some clarity on my own gardening woes—and give other hopefuls a leg up on their victory gardens—I spoke with experts who actually know what they’re doing. Here are their best gardening tips.
Check it out at http://gardening.wsu.edu/home