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In this sweltering heat, refresh with this month's Gardening eNews.

Tomato harvest. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum.)

There's an old saying: "Teach a person to garden and the whole neighborhood gets tomatoes." And zucchini and lettuce and ...

Take a break from reaping your harvest to learn from these tips and resources on gardening and yard care from the Oregon State University Extension Service. Begin by peeking at Extension's monthly calendar of yard tasks for August.


Lady bug. (Photo by Betsy Hartley.)

Slugs and aphids driving you crazy? Learn simple remedies for pest control (pdf)

Fava beans. (Photo by Flickr:luvjnx.)

Build stronger soil. Plant cover crops between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15.

Apple. (Photo by Jennifer Alexander.)

Got a fresh crop of juicy apples? How to tell when they're ripe to pick.

Other August items:

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Gardening News from the OSU Extension Service:
The Extension Service provides a variety of information on its gardening website. Resources include gardening tips, videos, podcasts, monthly calendars of outdoor chores, how-to publications, information about the Master Gardener program and a monthly emailed newsletter.

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OSU Extension Gardening eNews, August 2013, Volume 12, No. 3

 

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