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Things to do in March

  • Spread compost over garden and landscape areas.

  • Monitor landscape plants for problems. Don't treat unless a problem is identified.

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

Gardening Tips

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Opportunistic rats find food and shelter in urban homes and landscapes
There are steps that will help deter rodents
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Get a leg up on fruit tree problems with dormant oils
Three low-toxicity pesticides help with disease and pest control
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Mason bees go to work early in the season before honey bees emerge
These native insects especially love the pollen from fruit trees
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Brewing beer? Go a step further and grow your own hops
Don't forget the trellis when you plant beer's necessary ingredient
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Top 10 gardening stories of 2017 from OSU Extension
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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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