All About Cool Greens - Green Thumb Education Series
Name: All About Cool Greens - Green Thumb Education Series
Date: August 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
If you think you can’t grow your own salad greens over winter, think again. Join Clallam County Master Gardener Bob Cain for the Green Thumb Education Series presentation “All About Cool Greens,” to find out what salad crops and greens you can grow when the days grow short and the temperature cools. Bob will discuss the essential phases involved in cold weather gardening including the first step, timing. “This is critical depending on the vegetable, time to mature and when the desired harvest period is,” he said. Next, Bob will discuss the fundamentals for site preparation and fertilization. Then he will look at the endless vegetable variety possibilities available to the home gardener including most of the cabbage (Brassica) family, cold hardy lettuce, radishes, mustards and other Asian greens, and odd balls like corn salad, parsnips, leeks and overwintered carrots. Bob will talk about the time it takes to harvest these chilly veggies, their cold tolerance and what protection from the cold is required—some need none! Bob has grown winter greens for many years to calm his salad cravings in winter without going to the store. “I have been growing vegetables for almost 60 years now in a variety of climates so I know it can be done with a little planning and forethought,” he said. Bob earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology and chemistry and has a Ph.D. in chemistry. He has 40 years of experience growing vegetables in Scotland, Ireland, Colorado and Washington. Bob has been a veteran of the Clallam County Master Gardeners since 2009. He has written monthly articles on plant disease for the Clallam County Master Gardener Newsletter and is a frequent contributor to gardening columns in the local newspaper. Bob has been celebrated as the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year and 2011 Master Gardener of the Year. He served as the Garden Manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim for seven years and is a past President and Board member of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. The Green Thumb Education Series presentation “All About Cool Greens” will be held in person on Thursday, August 10th from noon – 1:00 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library’s Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St. in Port Angeles. Or you may join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93629898830?pwd=UnRkYjdwSGNmTnA4Y2hxVFBuRHVkZz09 Meeting ID: 936 2989 8830 Passcode: 676224 Or join by phone: 253-215-8782 The Green Thumb Education Series, sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2678.