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Let soil temperature guide you when planting vegetables

It's time to plant cool-weather vegetables like greens and peas; wait for the soil to warm before planting tomatoes, squash and peppers.

Kym Pokorny | Apr 12, 2019 | News Story

Trapped heat is deadly to garden pests

The process of solarization kills weeds, diseases and insects

Kym Pokorny | Jun 23, 2016 | News Story

Are madrone trees mean?

Q: I have a small grove of Madrones behind my house. I have put a couple of annual beds under them but nothing seems to grow under them. I have looked all over the net to no avail on this issue. I did amend the soil in the beds. I also planted a few Dogwood trees under them from tiny sticks. The trees grew last summer but then the leaves started browning at the tips and curling up. I was watering the trees every two to three days during summer. What am I doing wrong?

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Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

Spring-blooming bulbs do great in containers

Heather Stoven | Oct 14, 2017 | News Story

What does that mean? Experts take on gardening jargon

Learn terms to help you be a better gardener

Kym Pokorny | Sep 29, 2017 | News Story

New course may encourage efficiency, sustainability with permaculture

Growing movement is an efficient garden system

Kym Pokorny | Mar 25, 2016 | News Story

Coastal gardening brings challenges and rewards

Gardening on the often-extreme Oregon coast might seem intimidating and risky. But Carla Albright, a Master Gardener trained by the Oregon State University Extension Service who lives just north of Tillamook, wants to reassure you that it is possible to grow a wonderful garden — even if you live next door to the wild Pacific.

Oct 11, 2013 | News Story

Native madrones are special to the Northwest

There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.

Jan 27, 2006 | News Story

Got a gardening problem? Call an OSU master gardener

Personalized attention awaits you on the other end of the phone

Kym Pokorny | May 6, 2016 | News Story

Use Caution When Irrigating Oaks and Madrones

Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.

Jun 2018 | Article