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Some Garden Myths and What Research Has to Say

From the myth of collapsing root balls to myth of compost tea - learn the facts about a range of tips you may have heard through the years about healthy soil, pretty mulch, and more.

Richard Little | Feb 2014 | Article

Container Planting

This fact-sheet explains container planting, including types of containers, soil for containers, and fertilizer.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet

Container gardening basics

Choose the right containers, soil and plants to keep your flowerpots blooming all season long. When choosing plants for container gardening, go for "thrillers," "fillers" and "spillers."

Amy Jo Detweiler | Mar 2014 | Article

Growing Berries on the Oregon Coast: Strawberries

Information on growing strawberries on the Oregon Coast, including site selection, soil, cultivars, planting systems, irrigation, mulching, fertilization, harvesting, renovation, and handling pests and problems.

Bernadine Strik, Cassie Bouska | Mar 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Strawberries in Your Home Garden

Describes various varieties of June-bearing, everbearing, and day-neutral strawberries and when they produce crops. Explains where to plant strawberries and how to rotate a strawberry patch to optimize growth and minimize disease. ...

Bernadine Strik | Mar 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Plant strawberries in early spring

Early spring is the time to plant strawberries.

Apr 3, 2009 | News Story

Growing vegetables in the Pacific Northwest coastal region

Asparagus, beets, carrots and summer squash are some of the vegetables you can grow along the coast. Learn what to watch out for in a region known for cooler temperatures.

Sally Reill | Jul 2017 | Article

Fresh Market Organic Strawberry Research

It’s strawberry season and even we have caught strawberry fever! The Mid-Valley Small Farms team is excited to announce that they are conducting new research on strawberry production. This Research and Extension program, supported...

Victoria Binning | May 2018 | Article

Keep those gray fuzzy strawberries in check

Proper watering and yearly renovation can help stem strawberry gray mold, also known as Botrytis fruit rot.

May 27, 2011 | News Story

What are those 'worms' in my firewood?

You may have encountered white, segmented “worms” or grubs when chopping firewood and wondered what they were. Common questions include, did they kill my tree? And are they a danger to other trees? The quick answers are no, and no.

Jun 2018 | Article