Don’t Forget! 5 Essential Summer-Time Tips for Northwest Gardens

by Georgie Smith, farmergeorgiewrites@gmail.com It’s FINALLY acting like summer in the Pacific Northwest. Time to kick-back and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your spring-time labors in the veggie garden, right? Not so fast…. Mid-summer gardening is one of the most critical times to keep on top of your garden chores. Unless you don’t care if…

Wondering When to Plant Tomatoes in Pacific Northwest? Not as Soon as You Want To!

by Georgie Smith, farmergeorgiewrites@gmail.com The moment those first few warm sunny days of April burn off the winter doldrums, Pacific Northwest gardeners begin dreaming of the “Holy Grail” of the summer garden – home-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes.  Nothing screams summer as much as a luscious, garden tomato, ripened to a glowing red (or yellow, purple and…