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Coax tomatoes and peppers to maturity

Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.

May 18, 2012 | News Story

Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

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

Kym Pokorny | Sep 7, 2018 | News Story

Growing Tree Fruits Successfully

Soil, site, irrigation, selection, pruning/thinning, and integrated pest management.

Ross Penhallegon | Jul 2013 | Presentation

Central Oregon Vegetable Gardening

A collection of articles for growing vegetables in Central Oregon. Include general information, recommendations, soil temperatures, rhubarb, potatoes, cucumbers, beets, carrots, radishes, onions, tomatoes and tomatillos.

Jul 2018 | Collection

Yesterday's Orchard, Today's Home: Legacy Pesticides on Former Orchards

Residues of lead arsenate, DDT, and other persistent pesticides may be in soil where orchards once grew and homes now stand. This report discusses how to investigate former pesticide use and current pesticide residues on your ...

Dave Stone, Kim Anderson | Mar 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

No showers for tomatoes.

Q: 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?

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Tips for growing big, beautiful tomatoes

OSU expert offers tips for success

Kym Pokorny | Jun 5, 2015 | News Story

Tomato lovers: Grow the best by recognizing and solving common problems

From blossom drop to blight, tomato troubles frustrate gardeners

Kym Pokorny | Jun 9, 2017 | News Story

Help your tomatoes stand tall with a DIY tomato cage

Giving tomato plants a boost can make a difference in the amount of fruit the plant produces, according to Master Gardeners trained by the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Jul 19, 2013 | News Story

Living with termites in Bend!

Q: I am trying to assess whether my exterminator is giving me accurate information about termite activity in Central Oregon. I am a new home owner of a house built in 1936. Termite activity was discovered during inspection and ...

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