Gardening Tips

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?
Hints for growing that young pumpkin into a giant
For those of you trying to grow giant pumpkins this summer, here's some advice from Ross Penhallegon, an Oregon State University horticulturist, on how to get the biggest pumpkin possible.
Don't get too zealous yet with the rototiller
The balmy early days of spring tempt gardeners to poke around in their cold, sodden soil.
Safe and easy tool use for the visually impaired gardener
Try to imagine using garden tools out in the garden and yard if you couldn't see well.
Hints to make garden planting easier for senior citizens
There are several easy ways to make gardening easier and more pleasurable for senior citizens.