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 November

  • Check firewood for insect infestations. Burn affected wood first and don't store inside.

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

  • Rake and destroy leaves from fruit trees that were diseased this year. Remove and discard mummified fruit.

Gardening Tips

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Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring
Spring-blooming bulbs do great in containers
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Dirty your hands and feed your brain as a Master Gardener
Volunteers give back by educating the public
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What does that mean? Experts take on gardening jargon
Learn terms to help you be a better gardener
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Control sneaky root weevils with beneficial nematodes
If you see notches in leaves, chances are your plant is being attacked by pesky beetle
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Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year
Have some fun and save some money by harvesting seeds

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

After pulling out plants from summer garden what procedure is necessary for prepping them for my compost pile. Also can I use stems and limbs in the pile. I do not have a shredder yet. Not sure I need to buy one.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 04, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
Dec. 07, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Jan. 01, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
Jan. 04, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Feb. 01, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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