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How to make your own potting soil

Soil straight from your backyard just won’t do the job.

Feb 17, 2012 | News Story

Rebuild garden soil with application of lime, gypsum

If home garden production seemed a bit off this year, your garden soil may need help. Rebuild it with an application of lime or gypsum. Liming garden soils west of the Cascades helps the soil in many ways, said Jan ...

Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

There's no break for people who garden in clay

Clay soils are one of the biggest challenges to the home gardener

Feb 28, 2003 | News Story

Coir is sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden

Coconut dust is a sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden.

Jun 2, 2006 | News Story

Sweep wood ash from fireplace to garden

Wood ash has 13 essential minerals that plants need, but don't overdo it.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

Soil Acidity in Oregon: Understanding and Using Concepts for Crop Production

Soil acidity, expressed by low soil pH, causes reduced crop growth and significant economic loss. It is the most commonly overlooked and poorly understood yield-limiting factor in western Oregon and a developing concern in eastern...

Dan Sullivan, Andy Hulting, Nicole Anderson | Jul 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Soil Productivity in the Douglas-fir Region

This publication is a reference guide for forest soils productivity and management. Main topics include (1) understanding and managing risk, (2) soil characteristics that affect productivity, (3) soil survey information for forestland ...

Sam Angima | Apr 2011 | OSU Extension Catalog

Acidifying Soil for Crop Production West of the Cascade Mountains (Western Oregon and Washington)

Explains the relationship between high soil pH and nutrient deficiencies in blueberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, and other ornamental crops. Color photos illustrate symptoms of pH-induced nutrient deficiency. Presents step-by-step instructions...

Feb 2004 | OSU Extension Catalog

Acidifying Soil for Crop Production: Inland Pacific Northwest

Explains the relationship between high soil pH and nutrient deficiencies in crop plants. Color photos illustrate symptoms of pH-induced nutrient deficiency. Explains the causes of high soil pH and presents step-by-step instructions for lowering pH.

Don Wysocki | Sep 2007 | 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