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 July

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

  • Place traps to catch adult apple maggot flies. You can use pheromone traps to monitor presence of pests.

  • Cover blueberry bushes with netting to keep birds from eating the entire crop.

Gardening Tips

Weston Miller
OSU Extension gardening expert hosts new call-in radio show
Weston Miller feeds public's hunger for knowledge on radio, TV and magazine
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Think location when choosing houseplants to fend off problems down the road
Cut down on pests, by checking indoor plants for insects when you buy them
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Don’t pass up perennials when starting seeds in spring
They may take a little longer to get going, but these plants bloom for many years
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Learn correct pruning for fruit trees at OSU Extension workshops
Dwarf trees easier and faster to prune
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Winter flowers make a heady statement in the garden
Plant blooming shrubs to cheer up the chilly season

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

Is this true or is it a myth? Male peppers have 3 bumps and female peppers have 4 bumps. Female peppers are full of seeds but are sweeter and better for eating raw. Males are better for cooking?

Upcoming Events

Jul. 24, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Food Innovation Center invites you to join us for the first ever Pop-Up dinner. Come celebrate Oregon’s summer …
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