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English ivy is an invasive weed in Pacific Northwest
English ivy can completely engulf shrubs and encircles tree trunks of all sizes, leaving nothing uncovered.
Oregon’s noxious weed puncturevine seeds are vicious
Puncturevine seeds can give your bike tire a flat.
Aggressive Japanese knotweed requires persistence to eradicate
Japanese knotweed is a botanical bully in western Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Here’s how to discourage it.
Look out for prickly Paterson's Curse in wildflower seed mixes
Be on the lookout for prickly Paterson's Curse in wildflower seed mixes.
Gorgeous yellow iris is ecological threat to PNW wetlands
Gorgeous yellow iris Is ecological threat to PNW wetlands
Harvest baby ears from your corn patch
Field, regular, sugary enhanced or super sweet corn varieties all work great for baby corn.
It's best to start cukes, squash and pumpkins in containers
To have a much easier time germinating cucumbers, squash and pumpkins, start these seeds in containers, rather than in cold garden soil.
Wait for soil to warm up to plant cukes
Wait until your soil warms up about 70 degrees to plant cucumbers.
OSU develops tomatoes especially for PNW gardeners
For 40 years, vegetable breeders at Oregon State University have been developing tomatoes well-suited to the cool summer nights of western Oregon and the short growing season in higher elevation areas of the state.
Enjoy the pleasures of home-grown tomatoes
As the song goes, "there's only two things that money can't buy, and that's true love and home-grown tomatoes."