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Stick a thermometer in the soil before planting vegetables

Using a thermometer to monitor the soil takes the guess work out of when to plant vegetables.

Kym Pokorny | Mar 30, 2018 | News Story

Soil Fertility in Organic Systems: A Guide for Gardeners and Small Acreage Farmers

This publication discusses the many types of fertilizers and soil amendments available for organic plant production. Fertilizer formulations, nutrient availability, and application practices for common organic products are also explained. While the primary focus is on building and maintaining fertile soil, information about how to protect soil and water resources in this context is included.

Jul 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Tired of bolting spinach? Plant while soil is cool.

Plant spinach when soil is cool, then other heat-tolerant greens in the summer.

Apr 4, 2008 | News Story

Wait for soil to warm up to plant cukes

Wait until your soil warms up about 70 degrees to plant cucumbers.

Jun 6, 2008 | News Story

Coax tomatoes and peppers to maturity

Use plastic sheeting to warm the soil.

May 18, 2012 | News Story

OSU expert recommends waiting to plant vegetable garden

A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil

Kym Pokorny | Feb 13, 2015 | News Story

Hydroponics: Speed fresh vegetables to the table by growing in water

You don't need soil to grow a productive garden

Kym Pokorny | Mar 10, 2017 | News Story

Add new flavor to the table with 8 unusual vegetables

OSU Extension master gardener educates people about underused vegetables

Kym Pokorny | Apr 21, 2017 | News Story

Runner beans are beautiful and edible

If you have trouble getting other green beans to germinate in early May because of cold soil, try planting a patch of scarlet runner beans first before your pole and bush green beans.

Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Checklist for putting your garden to bed for winter

The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.

Nov 8, 2013 | News Story