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.
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.
Explains how to plant or transplant rhododendrons and azaleas. Discusses soil, fertilizer, and water needs. Covers cultivation, winter damage, pruning, propagation, and problems such as nutrient deficiencies and insect pests.
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.
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.