Gardening Tips

Learn more about gardening with our Gardening Tips.

How are hybrid and open-pollinated vegetables different?
Many home gardeners may wonder what hybrids are, as they shop for seeds and vegetable starts in the spring.
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.
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.
Plant cilantro in summer and get coriander seeds
If you plant cilantro in late June or early July, it will flower, or bolt and set seed prematurely during the long, hot days of summer.
Swiss chard is nutritious and beautiful in your garden
Chard is not only nutritious; it is also beautiful in the garden.