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Coax tomatoes and peppers to maturity

Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.

May 18, 2012 | News Story

Tired of bolting spinach? Plant while soil is cool.

Plant spinach when soil is cool, then other heat-tolerant greens in the summer.

Apr 4, 2008 | News Story

Wait for soil to warm up to plant cukes

Wait until your soil warms up about 70 degrees to plant cucumbers.

Jun 6, 2008 | News Story

OSU expert recommends waiting to plant vegetable garden

A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil

Kym Pokorny | Feb 13, 2015 | News Story

What is a good soil mix for blueberries?

Q: I will be planting blueberries in 18 inch tall 4x8 raised beds. I plan to use this as my basic soil: (pH 6-6.5) 30% Native Screened Sandy Loam 40% Garden Compost 5% Power Mulch 5% Mushroom Compost 20% Horticultural Pumice. How can I transform this basic soil to make it perfect for blueberries? I am thinking of taking the basic soil and combining it with equal parts...

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Compost for blueberry plants: testing and tips

Compost is an acceptable amendment for blueberry plants, but it's important to test it before you apply it. Pay attention to pH and nutrient levels, and watch out for weeds.

Dan Sullivan | Mar 2015 | Article

Add new flavor to the table with 8 unusual vegetables

OSU Extension master gardener educates people about underused vegetables

Kym Pokorny | Apr 21, 2017 | News Story

Gardening Publications and Resources

A list of some of our most popular and useful publications.

Jul 2018 | Collection

Herbs and Vegetables in Oil - SP50-701

It’s important to keep food safety in mind when storing vegetables (such as garlic, mushrooms, chili peppers) or herbs in oil. These low-acid foods can be a source of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which are found in soil, water, and air. This publication provides recipes and information on safe and proper storage.

Feb 2015 | Publication