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. Watch a video about the OSU Master Gardener program in Newport, Oregon.

Things to do in February

  • Prune and train grapes; make cuttings.

  • Prune fruit trees and blueberries.

  • Western Oregon: Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified.

Gardening Tips

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It's time for spring cleaning in the garden
A few tips to help make your summer flowerbeds healthy and beautiful
Indigo Rose tomato
Purple tomato debuts as ‘Indigo Rose’
Indigo Rose is the first improved tomato variety in the world that has anthocyanins in its fruit.
poplar bark
The subtle beauty of bark helps trees survive the winter
The basic function of bark is to help the tree survive drying winds and extremes of temperature.
Oregon grape
Drought-tolerant native evergreens give year-round interest
Drought-tolerant evergreens keep a Mediterranean garden green year round.
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Booklet explains grafting and budding techniques to propagate plants
The updated18-page booklet gives the best season to propagate fruit and ornamentals.

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

The top (grafted part) of our dwarf cherry tree died. We have other cherry trees and would like to graft a new top on it. What is the best type of graft to make?

Upcoming Events

Mar. 14, 2015 8:15am - 4:00pm
Spring into Gardening Educational Seminars.  8 topics to choose from.  A buffet lunch is included …
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