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

  • Plant asparagus if the ground is warm enough.

  • Tune up lawn mower and garden equipment before the busy season begins.

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

Gardening Tips

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Be safe: Develop good habits from garden to table
Foodborne illness can come from our homegrown produce
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Clematis climb into a special place in the garden
Plant deeply, water well and keep roots cool for a thriving plant
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Give bees a chance by knowing their needs
Having diversity in garden plantings helps pollinators
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Eclipse watch: How will plants and critters respond?
A period of darkness could influence behavoir
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Tips and tricks to save water during a hot summer
Prolonged heat wave amps up need for water in the garden

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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