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
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?
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?
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...