Gardening

Using sustainable and research-based techniques, learn how to grow your own vegetables, connect with other gardeners, or use Ask an Expert to seek gardening advice. 

Things to do in April

  • Help prevent damping off of seedlings by providing adequate ventilation.

  • Apply commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost to cane, bush (gooseberries, currants, and blueberries), and trailing berries.

  • Cut and remove weeds near the garden to remove potential sources of plant disease.

Gardening Tips

Meyer lemons
Pucker up, it’s time to talk lemons
With heavenly scent and sweet flavor, Meyer lemons are a favorite
Cat in the garden
How to keep frustrating felines out of the garden
Plant a fork forest or lay some netting to help keep kitty out
'Goshiki' false holly
Give the garden a facelift with 6 shrubs sporting dramatic foliage
Pepper the landscape with spicy shrubs
Soil thermometer
Stick a thermometer in the soil before planting vegetables
Wait until it gets to the appropriate temperature before planting
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Practice the good neighbor policy in the garden: Try companion planting
There are many advantages of having certain plants side by side

Gardening Courses

Master Gardener Online

Learn the art and science of growing and caring for plants, and even become a Master Gardener, through this two-option online course.

Become a water-wise gardener

Plant an economical and environmentally friendly and garden with the help of the WaterWise Gardening online course series.

Popular Publications

A new publication from OSU Extension shows a full-circle approach to gardening on school grounds
Use this self-guided learning module to find information on grapevine nutrient needs and how to diagnose problems with disease, insects, drought, sunburn, and herbicides.
Learn how to create a "cloche" that can be used to protect your plants from cold weather.
If you lack space for a garden, consider raising vegetables in containers.
Making a poor garden better often begins with the soil. If your garden soil is poor, consider giving it some help.
Strategies to to keep the bugs out of your garden.
Improve your soil by adding organic matter and creating raised beds.
Basic instructions on how to prune your trees.

Question of the Week

We have had a wonderful patch of Jersey Giant asparagus for the past twenty five years. This year, we have something "infecting" a few of the clumps of our asparagus and we can't identify it. It appears to be some kind of wilt or virus?

Upcoming Events

May. 03, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
May. 12, 2018 9:00am - May. 25, 2018 2:00pm
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May. 12, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, dahlia bulbs, and vegetable plants grown locally by …
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