Green beans and peas are a staple in vegetable gardens, but they represent just a fraction of the legume possibilities for local gardeners. Laurel Moulton, Program Coordinator for the Clallam County Master Gardeners, will talk about growing beans, peas and other legume crops successfully in our area via Zoom on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from noon to 1:00 pm. In addition to legume basics, gardeners will come away with ideas for fun and efficient trellising systems; learn how to harvest and process dry legumes for winter storage; get acquainted with legume varieties that are tried and true in our area; and gain knowledge of local heirloom beans that have been growing in western Washington for generations.
Moulton received her master’s degree in Horticulture from Oregon State University in 2011. She has been growing vegetables in Clallam County since 2005, has been a Master Gardener since 2006 and finds joy in experimenting with crops that go beyond the basic favorites in our area.
Watch Laurel Moulton’s talk by going to: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/97170634178?pwd=OEwrbUlhMTNwZW5UOWRaR0Uwb1dCZz09 Please login 10 minutes early to make sure the connection is working properly, volume on the speakers is adequate, microphone is muted so that attendees cannot hear background noise from your location and video is off.
The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday 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 360-565-2679.