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How to grow a gardener | Tilling Times

For some, peace and quiet while they plant and harvest is the best part of the Mukilteo Community Garden. But for other gardeners, the sound of kids' voices asking questions is... — Updated 9/14/2022

 

There's still time to plant crops | Tilling Times

Gardeners, if you feel discouraged after our wet, cool spring, take heart. It's not too late to have a successful gardening year. Warm temperatures and long hours of daylight will e... — Updated 7/13/2022

 

Dreaming of tomatoes | Tilling Times

According to journalist and gardener Erica Grivas, Seattle is "One tough tomato town. It's not impossible, for sure, but oh it takes guts." Marina is the treasurer for the Mukilteo... — Updated 5/4/2022

 

Holiday gifts for the gardener | Tilling Times

If you have a gardener on your list, you're lucky! Gardeners, from aspiring to the experienced, are an easy bunch to buy for. Here are gift ideas contributed by members of the... — Updated 12/16/2021

 

Gardening = Experimenting | Tilling Times

Any time you plant a vegetable garden, you're experimenting. But sometimes the experimentation is quite deliberate. As the season winds down, let's look at what's going on in the... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Consistent watering will help prepare your garden for the harvest | Tilling Times

Most plant growth takes place from May to September. Although we get plenty of rain during the winter, these months are quite dry and hot in our region. Vegetable gardens need about... — Updated 8/13/2021

 

The best ways to water your plants, garden year-round | Tilling Times

In light of the recent heat wave, let's talk about two things: Watering and year-round gardening. Watering Most plant growth takes place from May to September – when Mother... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Tomato plants need lots of sun to thrive | Tilling Times

Summer just isn't summer without the juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, a favorite for gardeners everywhere, whether grown in a garden or container on the deck. Here are a few tips for a... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

Time to prepare, protect your seedlings | Tilling Times

It's nearly May and temperatures are improving. If you've planted seeds that do well in cold weather, such as lettuce, broccoli, radishes or spinach, you should have sprouts or may... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

Northwest offers opportunities for a long growing season | Tilling Times

We don't want to throw cold water on anyone's garden dreams, but some restraint may serve you well. When you see blooming plants for sale or seed packets glowing with tasty-looking... — Updated 3/31/2021

 

Time to start seeds indoors | Tilling Times

Starting your own seeds is easy, fun and doesn't need to be a big production. You need supplemental light, seed-starting soil, a heat source, water and an indoor space where you... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Start simple when growing your own food | Tilling Times

Editor’s note: The Beacon is pleased to debut a new garden column by the Mukilteo Community Garden. Boardmembers will be offering tips on gardening each month. Imagine picking the lettuce and cherry tomatoes you need for your... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

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