Clallam County Master Gardeners – Zoom into Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening

The mild, maritime climate of the North Olympic Peninsula allows local gardeners to grow vegetables in all four seasons. With good timing, careful crop selection and steps to protect plants from the cold and rain, you can harvest vegetables from your own garden for Thanksgiving (or even Christmas) dinner.

On Saturday, July 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Clallam County Master Gardener Bob Cain will teach local gardeners how to grow vegetables in fall and winter on the North Olympic Peninsula. Cain, who grows vegetables year-round in his garden in Sequim, will identify crops that produce well in fall and winter and the necessary timing of planting. Cain will describe common materials that can be used to insulate plants from cooler temperatures and methods of active and passive solar capture to provide supplemental heat. Cain will touch on the pitfalls of fall and winter gardening (including common diseases and pests) and how to avoid them.

Bob Cain joined Clallam County Master Gardeners in 2009 and is a frequent contributor to local newspaper gardening columns and radio programs. He was the Manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden for 7 years. Cain was the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year and the 2011 Master Gardener of the Year. Cain has attained the Lifetime Achievement status with Clallam County Master Gardeners. Cain has more than 40 years of gardening experience in the cooler climates of Scotland, Ireland, Colorado and Washington.

“Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening” is part of the Clallam County Master Gardener’s Digging Deeper educational series and is free and open to the public. “Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening” will be held live via ZOOM at” To join by phone: 253 215 8782; Meeting ID: 920 0799 1742; Passcode: 709395.

You also can link to this presentation through the Clallam County Master Gardener Calendar at

For more information about “Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening” or the Digging Deeper series call 360-477-0116. To learn about other Clallam County Master Gardener events, please visit