Growing Tips

These growing tips articles were written for Pacific Northwest Gardeners, but much of the information will be relevant for gardeners in other climates as well.

  • Building a Home Hoop House – Build a 10’ wide by 20’ long hoop house at home to successfully grow heat loving crops.
  • Hoop Houses and Tunnels – Building and using tunnels and hoop houses to extend the growing season in the Pacific Northwest. Construction advice, growing tips, and resources for materials is included
  • Success with Kiwis – Site selection, hardy vs. fuzzy types, trellis construction, and cultural needs of kiwis in the Northwest.
  • Basics of Hard Cider Making at Home – Get starting turning your extra apples into a great adult beverage. Equipment, procedure, and tips about what apples work best are all included.
  • Edible Landscaping – Use food producing plants to create an ornamental, productive landscape.
  • Gifts from the Kitchen – Using fruits to create special preserves, vinegars, liqueurs, and preserves, perfect for holiday gifts.
  • Preserving the Harvest – A basic overview of techniques for preserving fruits and vegetables from your garden.
  • The Locavore’s Garden – Basic vegetable gardening information for Pacific NW gardens.
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