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 April

  • Place compost or well decomposed manure around perennial vegetables, such as asparagus and rhubarb.

  • Help prevent damping off of seedlings by providing adequate ventilation.

  • Central/Eastern Oregon: If snow mold was a problem, scratch surface. If turf damage is severe, seed with Kentucky bluegrass.

Gardening Tips

Slow, cool composting is the easy way
Cool composting is slow but effective
The science behind autumn colors
OSU horticulturist Pat Breen explains the science behind autumn colors.
See plants turn fall color before you buy them
Observe autumn color before choosing ornamentals.
How to choose plants for sustainable landscapes
Plants chosen for sustainable landscapes can be native or well-adapted.
Publication answers mulching questions
New OSU publication answers mulching questions

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

We have had a wonderful patch of Jersey Giant asparagus for the past twenty five years. This year, we have something "infecting" a few of the clumps of our asparagus and we can't identify it. It appears to be some kind of wilt or virus?

Upcoming Events

May. 03, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
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