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Poor soil? Build up with raised beds

Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2016 | 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

Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet

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

Raised bed lumber, pressure treated safe?

Q: I am considering using some 2x6 inch material for a small raised bed for strawberries. My first thought was to consider pressure treated lumber, but I have read conflicting articles on the the safety of this product, with the chemicals possibly reaching the plants. Others claim this doesn't happen and the lumber is safe. I would appreciate your opinion on this matter.

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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

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