Tag Archives: Grow Your Own

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Fitting In Fruit Trees with Mike Darcy

With many homes being built closer together and lot sizes seemingly getting smaller and smaller, having the space for fruit […]

Apple Tree

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Planting Your Bare Root Fruit Tree

Tips and guidelines on how to plant bare root fruit trees. Tree Planting There are a few guidelines to always […]

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Spud Magic with Mike Darcy

Walking into the Wilco store in Canby, I was drawn to the display of seed potatoes and it brought back […]

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Everbearing Strawberries with Mike Darcy

What is summer without fresh strawberry shortcake?  Fresh local strawberries are a summer tradition in much of the Pacific Northwest […]

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Fruit Tree Spacing for Backyards

Fruit tree spacing for your backyard orchard is different than that for a commercial grower. Spacing for fruit trees is […]

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Is it too Early to Start Planting Vegetables with Robyn Rogers

It’s starting. Can you see it? Nurseries are beginning to bring in pansies and primroses – the harbingers of spring […]

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It’s Not Too Late For Tomatoes with Mike Darcy

I once had a long time Portland gardener tell me that if tomatoes were planted in early May as compared […]

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Herb Gardening with Mike Darcy

It might have been twenty years ago that a friend gave me a small rooted cutting of Laurus nobilis (Sweet […]

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Early Season Crops with Mike Darcy

So often when we think of a vegetable garden, we think of tomatoes, beans, squash, peppers, corn, etc., and, yes, […]