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 November

  • Western Oregon: Take cuttings of rhododendrons and camellias for propagation; propagate begonias from leaf cuttings.

  • Place mulch around berries for winter protection.

  • Rake and compost leaves that are free of diseases and insects. Use mulches to prevent erosion and compaction from rain.

Gardening Tips

With a little care, blueberries sweeten the garden for decades
Certain varieties grow best in the Pacific Northwest
Oregon grape
Efficient mason bees pollinate plants before honey bees get busy
Attract mason bees to the garden to pollinate early bloomers
Put clippers to good use pruning shrubs correctly
Face your fears when it comes to cutting on plants
gardening publication
OSU Extension catalog has gardeners covered
Publications cover wide range of gardening topics
Here's the scoop on chemical and organic fertilizers
Use these tips on how to apply organic amendments

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

Hello. I had considered taking the MG program years ago but was told you folks advocate the use of Miracle Gro and other synthetic chemicals. I'm wondering whether or not this is true? Unless the MG practice is one of a strictly organic approach, I won't bother; but if the rumor is false, and you folks are recommending no chemicals, I'd love to sign up.
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