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 December

  • Tie limbs of columnar evergreens to prevent snow or ice breakage.

  • Turn the compost pile and protect from heavy rains, if necessary.

  • Western Oregon: Make sure that landscape plants in protected sites receive water regularly during the winter.

Gardening Tips

Harvest those veggies!
When garden produce is ready, don't hesitate too long before you harvest. What to look for when harvesting vegetables.
Plants can survive effects of wet, warm weather
There is life after warm, wet weather.
Rhododendrons and azaleas need a strong acidic soil
Check out yellow leaves on rhododendrons and azaleas.
Why vegetables drop blossoms
Blossom drop has many causes.
How to meet the watering needs of growing vegetables
Meeting the watering needs of summer vegetables in Oregon.

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

I found this growing in my garden and I'm not sure what it is. My girlfriend said it looks Sinister! Can you tell me what this is? My best guess is maybe something to do with dill because I had some dill plants there, but they kind of look like mushrooms or alien eggs. There were also some zucchini plants there.

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