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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

Growing Berries on the Oregon Coast: Strawberries

Information on growing strawberries on the Oregon Coast, including site selection, soil, cultivars, planting systems, irrigation, mulching, fertilization, harvesting, renovation, and handling pests and problems.

Bernadine Strik, Cassie Bouska | Mar 2018 | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Strawberries in Your Home Garden

Describes various varieties of June-bearing, everbearing, and day-neutral strawberries and when they produce crops. Explains where to plant strawberries and how to rotate a strawberry patch to optimize growth and minimize disease. ...

Bernadine Strik | Mar 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Your Own

This publication provides basic advice on a wide range of gardening topics, including composting, container gardens, fall/winter gardens, fertilizing, insect pests, plant diseases, planting guidelines, raised beds, site selection, slugs, ...

Gail Langellotto | Apr 2011 | OSU Extension Catalog

I need a cat-free garden, is there a natural deterrent?

Q: My daughter's cat digs in my flower bed and leaves holes and scatters dirt everywhere, uproots bulbs, etc. What can I use that is a natural remedy, something safe for the environment.

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Plant strawberries in early spring

Early spring is the time to plant strawberries.

Apr 3, 2009 | News Story

Encourage kids to explore imagination in the garden

Digging in the dirt gives youth a feeling of accomplishment

Kym Pokorny | Apr 22, 2016 | News Story

Fresh Market Organic Strawberry Research

It’s strawberry season and even we have caught strawberry fever! The Mid-Valley Small Farms team is excited to announce that they are conducting new research on strawberry production. This Research and Extension program, supported...

Victoria Binning | May 2018 | Article

Keep those gray fuzzy strawberries in check

Proper watering and yearly renovation can help stem strawberry gray mold, also known as Botrytis fruit rot.

May 27, 2011 | News Story

How hormones and growth regulators affect your plants

Plant hormones and growth regulators are chemicals that affect flowering, aging, root growth, distortion and killing of organs, prevention or promotion of stem elongation, color enhancement of fruit, prevention of leafing and/or leaf fall, and many other conditions.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jul 2012 | Article