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Improving Garden Soils with Organic Matter

This publication will help you understand the importance of soil organic matter levels to good plant performance. It also contains suggestions for suitable soil amendments. Any soil, no matter how compacted, can be improved by ...

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Neil Bell | May 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog

Add organic matter to improve garden soils

Adding organic matter is the best way to improve nearly all kinds of soils.

Feb 27, 2009 | News Story

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

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

Nothing beats bug patrol for organic gardeners

Look for OMRI logo when buying organic products

Kym Pokorny | Apr 29, 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...

Oct 11, 2013 | 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