OSU Extension catalog has gardeners covered

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Growing Your Own is one of almost 200 gardening guides in OSU Extension's newly designed online catalog.
Last Updated: 
March 20, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. – You planted your seeds, hung lights to simulate the sun, watered regularly, even put down heating pads to warm the germinating plants. Then they disappear overnight. Talk about disappointing.

What happened, and how do you stop it from happening again? Turn to Oregon State University Extension Service’s newly designed online catalog where you’ll find almost 200 garden-related guides, including Propagating Plants From Seed. The catalog also features approximately 700 additional publications on topics such as food preservation and safety, heating your home, aging, health, emergency preparedness and living sustainably. Some are in Spanish.

“The intuitive, mobile-friendly catalog website helps make OSU Extension’s research-based information available in the way the public expects: anytime, anywhere on the device of their choice,” said Jennifer Alexander, the interim director of OSU’s Extension and Experiment Station Communications department, which manages the catalog.

The catalog homepage features recent releases and the most popular items for the week according to hits received. To find the peer-reviewed publications, you can search or browse by topic. The page for each publication shows a description, authors and links to related resources.

Most catalog publications are free to view or download. Some are available in multiple formats.

For example, Backyard Chicken Coop Design, which is part of the Living on the Land series, is available as a downloadable PDF, eBook and audio files. All of the podcasts are free on iTunesU.

You can also share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If you prefer to subscribe to an RSS feed on different subjects, you can have that, too.

Some publications and field guides, such as the popular Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests and Trees to Know in Oregon, are available to purchase. Simply click the “add to cart” button and enter your billing information.

The following are the most downloaded garden publications.

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides

Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden

Growing Tree Fruits and Nuts in the Home Orchard

Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard

Growing Your Own

Growing Table Grapes

Managing Diseases and Insects in Home Orchards


Author: Kym Pokorny