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Are all compost tumblers created equal?

Looking to buy one but would like your opinion for easiest use and quality if you have a preference.

By Linda Brewer, | Featured Question

Are pet ashes useful in my garden?

Is it acceptable to dispose of cremated pet remains in one's garden and, if so, what factors does the homeowner need to consider (soil pH factor or some such, for example). My garden space is fairly small.

By Sara Running | Featured Question


Horticultural news for Tillamook County.


Will banana slugs munch my plants?

Are banana slugs harmful to my flower or vegetable garden? I remember learning that they are beneficial but I would like to clarify. The internet is giving me very mixed answers.

By Rory Mc Donnell, | Featured Question

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, | Featured Question

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...

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

Six stellar shrubs to brighten the winter garden

Feb 1, 2019
Winter doesn't have to be dark and dreary in the garden if you use plants that bloom in winter.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

A look back on a year of gardening stories

Jan 12, 2019
A story about yellowjackets topped the most-popular list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story