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Mother Nature may need help to pollinate squash and cucumbers
Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.
Buckwheat makes a good summer cover crop for gardens
Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.
Prevent water pollution when treating a mossy roof
Many people pay more attention than usual to their roofs in the summer and fall as trees overhang, leaves pile up and fall rains are just around the corner.
Questions and answers on pest management from OSU experts
What to do about garden pests, including insects, plant diseases and weeds, can be a challenge for gardeners who want to effectively manage the pests without damage to the environment and human health.
Lengthen growing season by building a coldframe or cloche
Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.
Timing can be important when watering vegetables
Avoid watering in the late afternoon so that the foliage is dry going into the night.
Aim for the horticultural grand prize at county fair
Could your spotless peppers or flawless flowers have what it takes to claim the blue ribbon at your county fair this summer?
OSU's new flowering currant is ideal for small yards
If you don't have much space to plant shrubs, you'll want to keep an eye out for Oregon Snowflake, a new flowering currant developed by Oregon State University that is smaller than other currants.
Spice up your garden with the perfect pepper
If you've become exasperated trying to make peppers thrive in Oregon's short-lived growing season, don't give up hope just yet.
12 plants to entice pollinators to your garden
Consider adding some flower power to your landscape to bring in the buzz of pollinators to your garden.