Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.
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.
Currants and gooseberries make great jams and pies
If you plant cilantro in late June or early July, it will flower, or bolt and set seed prematurely during the long, hot days of summer.
If you've become exasperated trying to make peppers thrive in Oregon's short-lived growing season, don't give up hope just yet.