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  • Thu Aug 5th, 2021 1:58pm
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Master Gardeners Schedule Second Saturday Walk #2 for 2021

WSU Extension Clallam County Master Gardeners have scheduled another in-person monthly Second Saturday Walk on August 14th from 10 to 11:30. This is another wonderful opportunity to share gardening information from seasoned vegetable gardeners as they tour the garden discussing various garden successes and difficulties.

Walks focus on what is happening (or should be happening) in the vegetable garden each month and will highlight

• What vegetables grow well in our climate,

• What needs to be done in the vegetable garden, and

• What control measures exist for common pests and diseases.

Some topics for August include powdery mildew issues, harvesting onions, and identifying and dealing with some common tomato problems.

The Fifth Street Community Garden is located at 328 E. Fifth Street in Port Angeles just off Peabody across from City Hall. Walks are free and open to the public and take place rain or shine. For more information about the Second Saturday Walks call 360-565-2679.

Beef Raffle

Mt. Olympus Lodge #298 is holding a Beef Raffle.

MINI BEEF SIDE 75 lbs

4 T-Bone Steaks

4 Chuck Eye Steaks

4 Porterhouse Steaks

4 New York Steaks

4 Top Round Steaks

2 Sirloin Steaks

4 Top Sirloin Steaks

2 Cross-Rib Roast

30 lbs. Lean Ground Beef-

(Patties or bulk)

Ticket Price; $5 each. Date of Drawing; Oct. 6, 2021 at 7 p.m., at the Lodge on Division Street in Forks.

Proceeds to benefit our Masonic Fund. You do not need to be present to win

For BEEF RAFFLE tickets call Bob at 360-461-8164

“Identifying Eggs and Juvenile Forms of Beetles and Other Insect in Your Garden” by Laurel Moulton

Thursday, Aug. 12

As gardeners, we love to see beetles scurrying over the ground and bees visiting flowers. Although we most often notice the adult forms of insects, these creatures spend most of their lives as juveniles that are more difficult to notice, and even more difficult to identify. In part two of this two-part series, Laurel Moulton, Program Coordinator for the Clallam County Master Gardeners, will take us on a journey through the secret lives of young insects in the garden with a focus on grubs, the juvenile forms of beetles, and other juvenile insects that may look a little more complex. Part one focused on juvenile butterflies, moths, flies, and other insects that are referred to as worms, caterpillars, or maggots when they are young and is available on the WSU Clallam County Extension website for those who missed it. This in-person presentation returns to the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Clallam County Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. It will also be accessible by Zoom.

Participants will come away knowing a little more about the cryptic life stages of insects, where to find keys to identify them, and what some common ones are in the garden. To join online, visit the WSU Clallam County Extension website for the Zoom link: https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/.

Laurel Moulton has been a Master Gardener since 2006 and received her master’s degree in Horticulture with a minor in entomology from Oregon State University in 2011.

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