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Garden box project helps increase food security for Warm Springs families

The Grow Where You Are project is helping tribal members on the Warm Springs reservation grow their own food at home through garden kits.

Chris Branam | Dec 7, 2020 | News story

The great Oregon squash bee hunt!

A marvelous new bee is in the process of spreading its range to Oregon - the squash bee. Learn about this fascinating bee and help us track its arrival to Oregon.

Miranda Jones | Nov 2020 | Article

Why does my butternut squash taste so boring?

Q: We planted butternut squash that produced prolific fruit, but it just did not have flavor. The squash looked fine inside and out. What went wrong? Variety? Soil nutrients?

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What are these little gray bugs?

Q: I have an infestation on my broccoli as well as my brussel sprouts. Can you tell me what these are and how I can battle them?

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13 - September - Wrapping up the 2020 Garden Season

Thanks for joining us for another OSU Extension Garden Q&A. This episode focuses on harvesting and preserving the garden bounty in the Willamette Valley and features Benton County Master Gardeners and special guests Sue ...

Elizabeth Records, Brooke Edmunds | Sep 2020 | Podcast episode

Take precautions when wildfire ash falls on fruits and vegetables

Wildfires can be unsafe when it lands on unharvested produce.

Kym Pokorny | Sep 10, 2020 | News story

12 - September - Harvesting the Garden Bounty #1

Thanks for joining us for another OSU Extension Garden Q&A.

Brooke Edmunds, Elizabeth Records | Sep 2020 | Podcast episode

Where did this mystery squash come from?

Q: This immense volunteer squash plant came from my compost - I did not plant it - and I have no idea what kind of squash it is. We didn’t eat or grow any kind of squash like this last year that would have been ...

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Are volunteer squash toxic?

Q: I am growing a pumpkin plant that is a volunteer from my daughter, who grew delicious pumpkin-pie pumpkins last year. I have recently read that some volunteer plants in the squash family might produce poisonous fruit ...

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Pandemic leads to unprecedented burst of questions to Ask an Expert tool

Questions have ballooned to 6,625 in the first half of 2020, more than all of the questions answered in 2019.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 29, 2020 | News story