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Things to do in March

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

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

  • Spray trees and shrubs for webworms and leafrollers, if present.

Gardening Tips

sweet potato
OSU Master Gardener goes sweet on potatoes
Growing sweet potatoes can thrive in Willamette Valley
Divide and conquer plants to keep them healthy and productive
Dig up and cut apart plants when they start to show less vigor
mole damage
Moles, voles and gophers dig the garden
Spring brings hungry animals to the surface
With a little care, blueberries sweeten the garden for decades
Certain varieties grow best in the Pacific Northwest
Put clippers to good use pruning shrubs correctly
Face your fears when it comes to cutting on plants

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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