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How to prepare for the county fair
Spring is the time to begin planning to enter your best produce in the county fair.
Summer is a good time to renovate spring bulb beds
Crowded plants compete for nutrients and water, resulting in fewer and smaller blooms
Coax tomatoes and peppers to maturity
Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.
PNW Extension guides help manage plant diseases, weeds and insects
Pacific Northwest farmers and growers as well as consultants and home gardeners find the handbooks helpful.
Oregon tree names keep people guessing
The newly revised Oregon State University publication, "Understanding Names of Oregon Trees," (EC 1502), is available online.
Fragrant sweet peas please the gardener more than the bee
Sweet peas have transplanted well to all parts of the world, especially throughout Oregon.
OSU recommends colorful potatoes for home gardens
Several colorful potatoes come from variety trials at the OSU Vegetable Research Farm.
Asparagus rewards patience
Once established, asparagus is easy to grow and can last for decades.
Repair winter storm-damaged trees and shrubs promptly for best results
OSU Extension horticulturist gives hints on how to make repairs on woody trees and shrubs, damaged by winter storms.
Plant bulbs this spring and summer for all-year color
After the spring show of flowers, gardeners may be at a loss on how to top the early vibrant color.