Gardening Tips

Learn more about gardening with our Gardening Tips.

There's no break for people who garden in clay
Clay soils are one of the biggest challenges to the home gardener
Crane fly--Are leatherjackets munching your lawn?
There may be leatherjackets munching your lawn.
Here's a less toxic way to help get rid of mosquitoes
Mosquito season is here.
There's still time to plant more carrots
Carrots can still be planted into July for fall and winter harvest in most areas of the state.
How long do garden seeds last?
Home gardeners are often frugal by nature.
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What are short day and long day plants?
Ever wonder why you have trouble getting your Christmas cactus or poinsettia to bloom again?
Houseplants benefit from occasional bath
Houseplants don't need a bath often, but an occasional washing improves the plant's appearance and promotes plant vigor.
Soluble salts damaging to houseplants
Check winter houseplants for brown leaf tips, wilting, dropping of lower leaves and little or no new growth - all signs that your plant may be in trouble.
Ecolawns require less fertilizer, water and weed control
How would you like to have a green lawn that required watering less than once per month and only needed mowing once every three weeks?
What is mushroom compost?
Commercial mushroom growers in the Willamette Valley grow tons of mushrooms in an elaborate mixture that gardeners love - mushroom compost.