Leaf drop after ash blackout shouldn’t be of concern

Some defoliation probably resulted from the heavy smoke created by Oregon's wildfires.

 

Control slugs now as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

It’s time again to slug it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

Know when it’s time to harvest apples and pears

Apples and pears have different characteristics when it comes to harvest.

Now’s the time to spiff up ragged lawns

August and September are good time to whip your lawn back into shape, but starting over usually isn’t necessary.

 

Plan ahead for winter storage of pumpkins and squash

It's not time yet, but pretty soon you'll be harvesting pumpkins and squash and will need to store them correctly for long life.

Butterflies wing their way into the garden with the proper room and board

And somewhere there must be a sunny spot for the butterflies to warm their blood. They rarely take flight when temperatures are below 60 degrees.

Get big flavor from tiny microgreens

Growing microgreens is fun, easy and a great activity to get kids involved in gardening.

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