About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

Let soil temperature guide you when planting vegetables

It's time to plant cool-weather vegetables like greens and peas; wait for the soil to warm before planting totomatoes, squash and peppers.

Offer nectar to tempt hummingbirds to the garden

Hummingbirds are more than just beautiful in the garden, they also play a place in the ecosystem by eating bugs and pollinating.

Peel off the layers of growing artichokes

Whether you eat them or let them produce flowers, artichokes are versatile and beautiful in the garden.

Go miniature with a glass terrarium

Give your terrarium your own spin with accessories from sea shells and drift wood to miniature garden and animal pieces.

OSU Extension training results in reduced pesticide use in schools

Survey results show that the vast majority of Oregon’s school districts have implemented key integrated pest management practices, including reduced pesticide use, through training provided by Oregon State University.

Arborvitae stands tall as a low-maintenance hedge

Sometimes you need what an arborvitae hedge can offer: A tall, thin tree to screen whatever it is you don't want to see.

Give seeds a test for A+ performance

Checking the viability of seeds will save you time and frustration when it's time to plant your garden.

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