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 June

  • Use yellow sticky traps to monitor for cherry fruit fly. About 1 week after the first fly is caught, spray cherries at appropriate intervals.

  • Prune lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, and azaleas after blooming.

  • Spray peas as first pods form, if necessary, to control weevils.

Gardening Tips

chicken
Keep backyard chickens away from waterfowl to protect against avian flu
Learn how to successfully raise chickens before buying chicks
garden journal
Extension experts offer gift ideas for gardeners
Take the agnst out of the holidays with gifts to fit your budget
Christmas tree
Step out of the box and choose an unusual conifer for a live Christmas tree
Potted plants can come in year after year to be decorated for the holidays
Fireplace
Choose dry, well-seasoned wood for the best fires
For most people fires are more about enjoyment than saving money
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Use prevention methods to fight fruit tree diseases
Don't wait until spring to combat problems

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 the threat of frost past for planting in the Willamette Valley?

Upcoming Events

Jun. 06, 2015 10:00am - 3:30pm
Are you ready to take your vegetable gardening to the next level?  Learn important concepts …
Jun. 09, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
What We'll Cover: Learn strategies and techniques so you may continue to garden without injury. …
Jun. 13, 2015 10:00am - 3:30pm
Fruit Tree Care - Summer Thinking of growing your own fruit trees at home? Already …
Jun. 25, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
What We'll Cover: Most acclimated to our region Provide habitat Disease resistance Cleanse our water …
Jun. 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
What We'll Cover: Demonstrate ways to incorporate edibles into the landscape at the WCMGA Learning …
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