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 October

  • Save seeds from the vegetable and flower garden. Dry, date, label, and store in a cool and dry location.

  • Pot and store tulips and daffodils to force into early bloom, indoors, in December and January.

  • Propagate chrysanthemums, fuchsias, and geraniums by stem cuttings.

Gardening Tips

Guides help with managing weeds, insects and plant diseases
Handbooks help manage weeds, insects and plant diseases
Late spring is best time to plant Brussels sprouts
Plant Brussels sprouts in late spring through July
Fueling the high-energy hummingbird
Rufous is back
Methods to control blackberry thickets
Blackberry thickets can be controlled with dedication
Wait for warm soil to plant beans
Soil temperature is important to germinate beans.

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

When weeding, I twist the weed to the right, to remove the root. Knowing that the northern hemisphere has a different 'spin' from the southern, am I doing it correctly?

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