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 July

  • Mulch to conserve soil moisture with paper, plastic, sawdust, etc.

  • Dig spring bulbs when tops have died down; divide and store or replant.

  • Midsummer plantings of beets, bush beans, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, kale, and peas will provide fall and winter crops.

Gardening Tips

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Pump up your plant knowledge by learning family relationships
Knowing your plants means you can care for them appropriately
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Hydroponics: Speed fresh vegetables to the table by growing in water
You don't need soil to grow a productive garden
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Host houseplants in best possible site to keep them healthy
Placing plants in the correct sunlight exposure can make all the difference
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Save money by starting vegetable seeds at home
OSU expert gives the ins and outs of sprouting seeds
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Myth vs. reality: What’s the truth behind some common gardening practices?
OSU experts bust some well-established myths

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

Would it be possible to start a garden near the top of Mt. Everest?

Upcoming Events

Aug. 03, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Aug. 07, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
Sep. 04, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
Sep. 07, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Oct. 02, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
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