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Coax tomatoes and peppers to maturity

Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.

May 18, 2012 | News Story

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

Variety in the Pasture

Forages are a critical part of farming and ranching, and a large variety of grasses and legumes are available for planting in our fields. The more we know about these forages, the better we can choose what we grow and ...

Shelby Filley | Mar 2012 | Article

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

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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Tips for growing big, beautiful tomatoes

OSU expert offers tips for success

Kym Pokorny | Jun 5, 2015 | News Story

Shade tree wanted, what, when and how should I plant?

Q: Hello, I live in Bend and have a south-facing back yard that really heats up in the sun. I'd like to plant a tree that will provide a canopy of shade and prefer deciduous for this purpose. Can you suggest one or more that will do well here?  

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Tomato lovers: Grow the best by recognizing and solving common problems

From blossom drop to blight, tomato troubles frustrate gardeners

Kym Pokorny | Jun 9, 2017 | News Story

Help your tomatoes stand tall with a DIY tomato cage

Giving tomato plants a boost can make a difference in the amount of fruit the plant produces, according to Master Gardeners trained by the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Jul 19, 2013 | News Story

'Legend' tomato is big, early and late blight resistant

OSU vegetable breeders have developed a large, late blight resistant, yet early bearing tomato called “Legend.”

Mar 7, 2003 | News Story