PORT ANGELES — Is it too late to plant tomatoes? What is making those holes in the leaves of that broccoli plant? What is the easiest way to control weeds?
Home gardeners can get the answers to these questions and other timely vegetable gardening advice from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday during a tour of the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.
The event is part of the Second Saturday Garden Walks, an educational series sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second Saturday of each month through September.
The format includes a one-hour walk through the garden to show gardeners what needs to be done in vegetable gardens at this time of year (and how to do it) as well as problems that are likely to appear.
After the walk, Master Gardeners will share ideas on how to use and preserve garden produce.
Master Gardeners Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton, Lois Bellamy, Audreen Williams and Jeanette Stehr-Green lead the walks. Betsy Wharton, Master Gardener and WSU Clallam Extension food preservation adviser, assisted by Laura Orton, will demonstrate how to use seasonal fruits and vegetables and share recipes.
The walk will focus on growing tomatoes, fertilizing vegetable gardens, weed control and garden pests such as click beetles and flea beetles.
Second Saturday Garden Walks are free and open to the public and occur rain or shine.
The Fifth Street Community Garden is located just off Peabody Street, right across from City Hall. The garden includes more than 50 individual plots that are each 9 feet by 12 feet.
For more information, call 360-565-2679.