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 February

  • Western Oregon: Prune fall-bearing raspberries (in late-February or early-March).

  • Western Oregon: Prune clematis, Virginia creeper, and other vining ornamentals.

  • Pasteurize soil for starting seedlings in pots or flats, or use clean sterile commercial mixes.

Gardening Tips

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Top 10 gardening stories of 2017 from OSU Extension
Our list includes topics from moss to bees
Gardening story
6 winter-blooming plants brighten gardens in dark days
Right when you need it, these stunners break into bloom
Gardening story
Control moss in the lawn by keeping grass healthy
Moss will thrive if given the opportunity
Gardening story
8 tips to gear up garden for cold weather
The freezes are coming eventually so it's best to be prepared
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Give charming winter-blooming plants as holiday gifts
A few tips will assure plants live into the new year

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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