Gardening Tips

Bumblebees are important pollinators in gardens
Bumblebees play a crucial role in pollinating native plants, gardens and crops.
Recommended vegetable varieties for 2008
The OSU Extension Service recommends these varieties of vegetables (and melons) for home gardens in 2008.
Go through leftover garden seeds
If garden seeds are kept dry and cool, they last longer than in warmer and more humid conditions.
Less toxic iron phosphate slug bait proves effective
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
How to control indoor plant pests without toxic chemicals
Winter is a good time to check indoor plants for pests including mites, thrips, mealybugs, scales, whiteflies and aphids.
Grapes on a vine.
Prune your grape vines heavily in winter
When home gardeners prune their grapes this winter, they should remove the majority of wood produced the previous season. About 90 percent is pruned off.
Pruning keeps ornamental shrubs healthy
Pruning woody shrubs is one of those tasks that often gets neglected or forgotten.
Late winter to early spring care will help caneberries thrive
How to help your caneberries thrive.
Apple trees benefit from proper pruning, spring and summer
You can prune an apple tree any time of the year without hurting it.
Pointers for pruners
Strategies for pruning woody ornamental shrubs and trees.