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Gardening in Central Oregon's climate

Behind the beauty of the High Desert, lie many factors that create challenges for Central Oregon gardeners. Learn how to work with cold weather, short seasons, dry summers and other elements that can affect your gardening success.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Jan 2016 | Article

Grow your own potatoes

An article from 1995 about growing your own potatoes.

Phil Hamm, Alvin Mosley, Oscar Gutbrod, Steven James, Kerry Locke, Lynn Jensen | Mar 1995 | Article

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

My red potatoes are really weird, what is wrong?

Q: What is wrong with my red potatoes? The Yukon Golds from the same soil were perfect.

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Tips on keeping harvested potatoes fresh

Keep harvested potatoes fresh

Aug 13, 2010 | News Story

Hints for storing home grown spuds

How to harvest and store your potatoes to make them last longer.

Aug 6, 2007 | News Story

OSU partners on $3.2 million study to probe a costly potato pest

Researchers aim to breed resistant varieties of the world's fourth most consumed food staple

Gail Wells | Feb 29, 2016 | News Story

Growing potatoes in the Willamette Valley

Growing potatoes in “towers” or structures designed to accommodate layers of growth, is a popular Internet and garden site recommendation. The allure of getting pounds of potatoes in a small space leads people to try this technique.

Cindy Wise | Jun 2018 | Article

The Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Problem

The Columbia root-knot nematode attacks potatoes and causes injury to tubers in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington as well as other areas of the Pacific Northwest.

Jim Green | Apr 1981 | Article

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