Gardening Tips

How to control apple scab
Wet weather in April and May builds potential for apple scab, a fungal disease of apples.
OSU offers pub for bug and disease problems in home orchards
Do your apples rot and drop from the tree before maturing?
Learn to be more self sufficient--save your own garden seeds
The upcoming Y2K or "millennium bug" has people thinking about self sufficiency.
How to tell when your apples are ripe
The most important factors affecting the time of maturity of apples are variety, growing district and the type of growing season it was during the current crop year.
Start soon to fool poinsettias into color and bloom this winter
Late September is the time coax potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.
Autumn is a good time to plant new trees and shrubs
Autumn can be a good time to plant a new tree. The OSU Extension Service offers a publication to help.
Invest in the future. Plant a tree.
In response to big events - happy or sad - some people plant a tree as a living memorial that will last for generations.
It is time to study up on planting new strawberries
Late fall is not too early to start thinking about what strawberry varieties you may want to plant anew this coming year.
How to grow great onions
Spring is the time to plant summer onions and summer is the time to plant overwintering onions.
What's the best grass mixture for an eastern Oregon lawn?
What's the best grass mixture for an eastern Oregon lawn?