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

  • Use delayed-dormant sprays of lime sulfur for fruit and deciduous trees and shrubs.

  • Prune and train grapes; make cuttings.

  • Fertilize rhubarb with manure or a complete fertilizer.

Gardening Tips

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Sand, silt or clay? Texture says a lot about soil
Clay is not as bad as you might think, as long as it has organic material
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Evergreen Hebes perform colorfully in the garden
Plants with small leaves tend to be more cold hardy
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Fight fires with appropriate landscaping
Create defensible space around your home to help keep wildfires at bay
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Start now to reap vegetables in fall
Seeds and transplants should be planted in summer
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Consider the options when buying a lawn mower
Gas-powered, electric and push mowers have different strengths

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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