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

  • Prune fruit trees and blueberries.

  • Monitor landscape plants for problems. Don't treat unless a problem is identified.

  • Tune up lawn mower and garden equipment before the busy season begins.

Gardening Tips

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.
How to grow flavor-packed herbs
Don't over-fertilize herbs.
No yard space? Here's how to grow a container vegetable garden
Don't let lack of yard space keep you from growing veggies.

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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