xConnectNW 121 - Master Gardening
Producer: Destiny Liley
Online Version: Destiny Liley, Associate Producer
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 | 11:00 p.m.
Master Gardener Tana Truscott has been gardening since childhood all the way through college. She worked as a for over 35 years and decided to learn more about gardening once she retired.
“I want to learn and get some more knowledge about gardening.” Truscott said. She has volunteered over 50 hours of service to gardening and has taken master gardening classes at local community colleges.
"Master gardening is really important in Washington and a lot of the Western states because it’s our number one recreation industry. We have lots of gardeners, they spend lots of money buying things, and they contribute to our economy.” Truscott said.
When it comes to picking a garden site, Truscott suggests picking a gardening site that has at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. She also suggests making sure you have good soil by getting it tested every 3 years, as well as having a good source of water.