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. Watch a video about the OSU Master Gardener program in Newport, Oregon.

Things to do in May

  • Trap moles and gophers as new mounds appear.

  • Plant chrysanthemums for fall color.

  • Plant dahlias, gladioli, and tuberous begonias in mid-May.

Gardening Tips

The secret life of soil
A jungle of minute creatures are found in healthy soil.
Make your own potting soil
Typical backyard soil is too compacted and full of weed seeds and not good for starting seedlings.
How to grow a tree on your patio
Grow a tree on your patio or porch
Ponderosa returns to the Willamette Valley
Ponderosa pine growing again in Willamette Valley
Help perennial vegetables survive the winter
Perennial vegetables can survive winter

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 hear about adding coffee grounds to garden soil. What are the benefits?
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