The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
The fearless gardener still has a chance to plant some cold-hardy vegetables to harvest next spring, said Jim Myers, plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. But don't dawdle.
There's plenty to do, including clean up and tool care
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often