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 November

  • Plant window garden of lettuce, chives, parsley.

  • Rake and destroy leaves from fruit trees that were diseased this year. Remove and discard mummified fruit.

  • Treat peaches four weeks after leaf fall spray for peach leaf curl and shothole diseases.

Gardening Tips

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Create a small garden big on style and function
Decide priorities before getting started
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Slinky, slimy slugs on the loose and chomping through gardens
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
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Wet weather invited crane flies to invade lawns
Larvae feed on grass and leave swaths of brown patches that can be repaired
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Add new flavor to the table with 8 unusual vegetables
OSU Extension master gardener educates people about underused vegetables
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If you mind moss, get on board with preventative measures
Moss will return if underlying reasons for its growth aren't addressed

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

After pulling out plants from summer garden what procedure is necessary for prepping them for my compost pile. Also can I use stems and limbs in the pile. I do not have a shredder yet. Not sure I need to buy one.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 04, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
Dec. 07, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Jan. 01, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting
Jan. 04, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Feb. 01, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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