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Coax tomatoes and peppers to maturity

Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.

May 18, 2012 | News Story

Grow your own potatoes

An article from 1995 about growing your own potatoes.

Phil Hamm, Alvin Mosley, Oscar Gutbrod, Steven James, Kerry Locke, Lynn Jensen | Mar 1995 | Article

Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.

Kym Pokorny | Sep 7, 2018 | News Story

Central Oregon Vegetable Gardening

A collection of articles for growing vegetables in Central Oregon. Include general information, recommendations, soil temperatures, rhubarb, potatoes, cucumbers, beets, carrots, radishes, onions, tomatoes and tomatillos.

Jul 2018 | Collection

My red potatoes are really weird, what is wrong?

Q: What is wrong with my red potatoes? The Yukon Golds from the same soil were perfect.

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No showers for tomatoes.

Q: I read not to spray tomatoes, only hydrate from the bottom. I've heard that spraying on a hot, sunny day can blister veggies. Today I replanted my starter plants; I'm aching to spray them with water because it is so hot today. Should I wait until dusk, spray all veggies but tomatoes?

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Are there insect issues with birch trees?

Q: Is it true that white paper birch in the Willamette Valley have been infested with insect like beetle? I wanted to plant one this spring and my yard maintenance service told me I should consider a different type due to the insect problem.

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Growing potatoes in the Willamette Valley

Growing potatoes in “towers” or structures designed to accommodate layers of growth, is a popular Internet and garden site recommendation. The allure of getting pounds of potatoes in a small space leads people to try this technique.

Cindy Wise | Jun 2018 | Article

Homemade Remedies for Pests and Diseases

Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.

Jul 2017 | Article

Tips for growing big, beautiful tomatoes

OSU expert offers tips for success

Kym Pokorny | Jun 5, 2015 | News Story