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Sharing, planting and preserving your veggies

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Now is the time to start harvesting your summer crops and planting your fall vegetable garden. Come to Molbak’s on Saturday, August 20, and learn how to best preserve what you’re currently harvesting and what crops to plant now for the fall season.

SEMINARS: Preserving the bounty from your veggie garden Aug. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Terrie Irish, master canner and owner of Summer in a Jar, will kick off the day by leading a seminar from 10-11 a.m. on preserving your harvest. Irish will share tasty recipes and tips on fermentation and water bathing preserving methods.

Cathy Reed, Snohomish County Master Gardener and Molbak’s plant expert, will follow up with a presentation on planting cool weather crops, cover crops, and putting the garden to bed from noon to 1 p.m. Seminars are free and open to the public. For additional information visit http://www.molbaks.com/events.html

DONATION DAY: Share Your Harvest Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bring in your garden fresh produce and we’ll see to it that it’s delivered to Hopelink’s food banks. No need to pre-wash, just bag them up. Vegetables, fruits (sorry, no apples or oranges, please), berries and herbs are all welcome. Donations will be collected Saturdays now through September.

CLINIC: Woodinville Master Gardener Plant Clinic. Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m.

Bring your gardening questions - and plant samples - to the clinic and get answers from trained, King County Master Gardeners. Ask about plant selection; diseases and treatments; pest controls and prevention; and more. FREE.

For additional information, call (425) 483-5000, 1-866-466-5225, or visit the Events page at http://www.molbaks.com/events.html. Molbak’s is located at 13625 NE 175th ST., Woodinville.

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