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Best Vegetable Groups for a Coastal Climate

Root Crops All root crops do well in our climate, preferring loose deep soil. They need high potassium fertilizer and attention to thinning the seedlings. Carrots : all varieties, but note the mature...

By Sally Reill | Article

Eastern Oregon Seed Starting Schedule

A guide to calculating when to plant seeds to maximize the growing season. Includes a list of frost tolerant and frost sensitive plants.

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Peel off the layers of growing artichokes

Mar 29, 2019
Whether you eat them or let them produce flowers, artichokes are versatile and beautiful in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

No need for tears if you plant onions soon

Mar 15, 2019
March and April are prime times to plant onions.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

A look back on a year of gardening stories

Jan 12, 2019
A story about yellowjackets topped the most-popular list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

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