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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...

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question

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

Plant Growth and Development

Photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration are the three major functions that drive plant growth and development.

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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

Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

Sep 7, 2018
If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Get a leg up by learning which vegetable varieties do best

Jun 8, 2018
OSU Extension Service releases a new publication on the best vegetables to grow in western Oregon gardens.

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...

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question