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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

By Ross Penhallegon

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Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the vegetables produced. Looking at onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and other...

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I am furloughed, too early for gardening?

I'm a furloughed federal employee and suddenly find myself with free time that could end tomorrow, next week, next month, who knows. On top of that, it's sunny! What are things I could do now that will be a good investment of time (but not a lot of money)? I have a typical city lot with raised beds...

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Botany Basics

Plants are essential to life on earth. Understanding how plants grow and develop helps us capitalize on their usefulness and make them part of our everyday lives.

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Environmental Factors Affecting Plant Growth

Plant growth and geographic distribution are greatly affected by the environment. Either directly or indirectly, most plant problems are caused by environmental stress. Environmental factors that affect plant growth include light, temperature, water, humidity, and nutrition.

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Is anaerobic compost tea useful, any tips?

I would like to use compost tea on my garden. I don't have the means to make aerobic compost tea. If I use anaerobic compost tea as a soil drench only, will I still provide my soil a flush of beneficial microbes? Also, do you have any suggestions for making anaerobic compost tea?

By Linda Brewer

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Bees in the Garden: Update from the OSU Garden Ecology Lab

This webinar is part of the 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

By Gail Langellotto