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Things to do in March

  • Western Oregon: Fertilize caneberries using band fertilizer, broadcast fertilizer or a complete fertilizer or manure.

  • Fertilize evergreen shrubs and trees, only if needed. If established and healthy, their nutrient needs should be minimal.

  • Trim or shear heather when bloom period is finished.

Gardening Tips

Sweep wood ash from fireplace to garden
Take precautions when applying ash
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No room for vegetables? Pot up your plants
Containers are a good alternative for gardening when space is limited
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What's the truth behind 6 gardening myths?
Incorrect information can persist, so let's get it right
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Roll up your sleeves: Invasive weeds need persistence to control
Get them early, get them often
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Be kind to your shrubs when you pick up pruners
Timing is important when pruning shrubs

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

Do you have published, current, projected , research in the effects of charcoal amendment to agricultural soils/forest soils?

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