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Get your garlic on: A primer on planting, growing and harvesting

Now's the time to get garlic in the ground

Kym Pokorny | Aug 28, 2015 | News Story

Three methods for no-turn cold composting

Recycling organic debris for composting and improving soil doesn’t have to be a chore! If hot composting is not for you, try one of these easy cold-composting methods. Each has advantages and disadvantages but the end result is the same: improved garden soil and less organic waste in landfill.

Jul 2017 | Article

Keeping vampires out of my blueberry patch, garlic flavored blueberries?

Q: I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do OK together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

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Plant conifer trees correctly

Tips to improve conifer planting success

Feb 29, 2008 | News Story

Should my garlic be growing?

Q: We planted our garlic for the first time last month. Should it already be growing?

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Get help selecting and planting a tree with the touch of a finger

OSU Extension offers new app with videos, photos and illustrations

Kym Pokorny | Jan 29, 2016 | News Story

What's a fast-growing tree for a privacy screen?

Q: I'm looking for trees to plant to act as a barrier to cars coming past our property; a south facing space that is wet in the winter from runoff. Any suggestions? Height isn't a concern as there's space to plant away ...

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Shade tree wanted, what, when and how should I plant?

Q: Hello, I live in Bend and have a south-facing back yard that really heats up in the sun. I'd like to plant a tree that will provide a canopy of shade and prefer deciduous for this purpose. Can you suggest one or more that will do well here?  

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Choose the best garlic for your garden

Garlic is growing throughout the Northwest.

Peg Herring | Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Many water-wise trees are available for home gardens

Need help finding a drought tolerant tree?

May 4, 2007 | News Story