Gardening Tips

How long do weed seeds survive in the soil?
Weed seeds can survive in the soil for years before they germinate and grow.
How to slow winter runoff, erosion and pollution in your yard
Check your property during or after heavy rains for runoff.
Hybrid? Open-pollinated? Clonal?...What's the difference?
As you pore over plant catalogues and contemplate flats of seedlings at the nursery, you may have the choice of purchasing hybrids, open-pollinated varieties or clones.
October veggies
Are you a vegetable gardener who lives at the coast, the Willamette Valley, or southern Oregon?
Good timing helps ensure corn picking success
Getting your timing right will help ensure a successful home garden corn harvest.
Green beans are an Oregon specialty
Green beans are a favorite in many Oregon home gardens.
Runner beans are beautiful and edible
If you have trouble getting other green beans to germinate in early May because of cold soil, try planting a patch of scarlet runner beans first before your pole and bush green beans.
Rebuild garden soil with application of lime, gypsum
Save the taste of summer by freezing fresh strawberries
Oregon is berry country.
Apply manure to caneberries in late fall or early winter
In western Oregon, late fall or early winter is the time to apply manure to fertilize your established red or black raspberries and blackberries, including marionberries, boysenberries and loganberries.