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

  • Western Oregon: Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified.

  • Incorporate cover crops or other organic matter into soil.

  • Western Oregon: Prune fall-bearing raspberries (in late-February or early-March).

Gardening Tips

Gift plant care through the winter
Sometimes people give landscape plants as holiday gifts. When is the right time to plant that new shrub or tree?
There are alternatives to the dangers of mothballs
Mothballs are a pesticide that can be harmful to people and animals, but alternatives exist.
How to safely control codling moths in home orchards
Least-toxic alternative control methods are available for controlling codling moths.
Male hobo spider. Photo courtesy National Park Service.
Hobo spiders search for mates in the fall
Hobo spiders come indoors in the fall.
Hints for storing home grown spuds
How to harvest and store your potatoes to make them last longer.

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.

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