The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.
Climate, soil, water and chilling all effect which fruit trees will do best on your property. Here's what to consider.
Some plants absorb excess nitrates or oxalates from the soil and store them in plant tissues. Toxicity problems can occur in animals which feed on these plants.
The fearless gardener still has a chance to plant some cold-hardy vegetables to harvest next spring, said Jim Myers, plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. But don't dawdle.
There's plenty to do, including clean up and tool care
Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.
Snow is an excellent insulator and can protect landscape plants from the devastating effects of repeated freezing and thawing.