Weston Miller

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Biography

Weston Miller serves as Community and Urban Horticulturist for OSU Extension Service.  Since 2007, he has managed the popular Master Gardener™ program in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties to provide research-based horticulture and pest management information to the community.  He provides leadership for SolvePestProbelm.org: The Oregon IPM website to make reliable pesticide risk reduction information available to audiences currently underserved by OSUs educational outreach.  He serves as elected Director and Treasurer for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.  In his free time, Weston enjoys skiing and gardening and hiking with his family.

Content by Weston Miller

Looking for Frog-Friendly Moss Control

Does moss treatment that is typically used on roofs hurt frogs?

By Weston Miller, | Featured Question

Heavy metals in urban soils: Best practices to stay safe

Given the recent news on emissions of heavy metals in Portland, I'm looking for information on which vegetables take up these pollutants from the soil. What else should I be concerned about?

By Weston Miller | Featured Question

An Educator's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

This publication is a primer on vegetable gardening written specifically for educators, including those who use gardens as part of a nutrition education curriculum. It outlines a full-circle approach to educational gardening, provides a basic introduction to growing produce in an outdoor garden, and...

By Weston Miller, Gail Langellotto | OSU Extension Catalog

No showers for tomatoes.

I read not to spray tomatoes, only hydrate from the bottom. I've heard that spraying on a hot, sunny day can blister veggies. Today I replanted my starter plants; I'm aching to spray them with water because it is so hot today. Should I wait until dusk, spray all veggies but tomatoes?

By Weston Miller | Featured Question

Pig poo probably problematic.

I've been told I shouldn't be using pig poo in my vegetable garden. Is this true? I pen the pigs in an area, let them till it up and mix their poo and hay in, then I move them into a new area and plant the just vacated one with tomato plants, corn, root crops, lettuces, etc. I mulch over the dirt...

By Weston Miller | Featured Question

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