In the winter, many gardeners' heads are filled with visions of flourishing plants and bountiful harvests. Making those visions into reality starts with seeds. Here's what to consider when deciding on seeds to buy.
Nicole Sanchez |
Jan 2019 |
Credit Alicia Christiansen (Cropped from original)
Learn how to plan, establish, and care for windbreaks, shelterbelts, and living snow fences. Includes sections on windbreak design, planting for wildlife, windbreak species characteristics, and much more. Color photography.
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.
I live in Beaverton, Oregon. All of the oak leaves seem to be turning brown and falling early this year. The backs of all the leaves falling have little black spots all over them and I see thousands of small bug ...
I’m thinking of using horticultural vinegar a spot applicator such as Weed Wand Magic to kill weeds like dandelions & possibly painting the vinegar onto grasses growing in a planting bed. Do you have any experience with this approach?
Saving the seeds of fruits, vegetables and flowers is an excellent way to engage in the worldwide movement to preserve some of the older “heirloom” varieties of seed. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
In areas with warm days and cool nights during the spring, gardeners can be lured into thinking anything can go into the ground. But those cool nights can be killers. Here's a look at how to avoid this springtime trap.
The word “transplant” is used in many different contexts in gardening. We move many types of plants for different reasons. These variables mean that transplanting does not always require the same protocol.
This brochure summarizes the history of the spread of eastern filbert blight (Anisogramma anomala) from the eastern United States to the Pacific Northwest. Details its life cycle, and the symptoms and signs of ...
Gives basic facts about a serious plant disease called Sudden Oak Death, caused by the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. Describes risk of disease to forest health and to commercial nursery industry. Shows disease ...
Discusses three major types of madrone diseases--foliage, branch dieback and trunk canker, and root--and ways to minimize and manage. Discusses insect pests of madrone: fall webworm, western tent caterpillar, aphids, and leaf miners. Color photos. Sources of further information.
This publication describes gray mold disease symptoms and the disease cycle and outlines a model that can help pear packers predict the relative risk of gray mold development in stored fruit before the fruit is placed in cold storage.
This concise publication gives useful information for homeowners, master gardeners, and professional landscapers about the boxwood blight disease: its symptoms, sanitation measures when it is discovered on a property, and preventive measures.
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