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 July

  • Oregon Coast: First planting of Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, and rutabagas.

  • Dig spring bulbs when tops have died down; divide and store or replant.

  • July 17-23: Third spray for codling moth in apple and pear trees, as necessary.

Gardening Tips

What's the best grass mixture for an eastern Oregon lawn?
What's the best grass mixture for an eastern Oregon lawn?
What's the best grass mixture for a western Oregon lawn?
What's the best grass mixture for a western Oregon lawn?
OSU offers guide on building wild bird nest boxes
OSU offers guide on building wild bird nest boxes.
Ready stored fuchsias, begonias and geraniums for outdoors
Ready stored fuchsias, begonias and geraniums for outdoors.
These peaches do best in Willamette Valley says OSU extension
These peaches do best in Willamette Valley says OSU extension.

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

Is this true or is it a myth? Male peppers have 3 bumps and female peppers have 4 bumps. Female peppers are full of seeds but are sweeter and better for eating raw. Males are better for cooking?

Upcoming Events

Jul. 24, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Food Innovation Center invites you to join us for the first ever Pop-Up dinner. Come celebrate Oregon’s summer …
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