Gardening Tips

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.
Wet weather fosters cherry and stone fruit tree cankers
Our prolonged wet, cool spring weather is likely to bring on canker disease problems in cherry and other stone fruit trees.
Cover your losses with ice storm-resistant trees
Winter ice storms can wreck havoc on landscape trees.
Tricks for growing melons in PNW Maritime climate
Growing melons successfully in many Pacific Northwest locations requires a few tricks.
An easy way to get bigger, better plum fruit
Are you tired of all those tiny, ripe plums dropping onto your car, your lawn or your patio each summer?