Gardening can be accessible to all with some adjustments

“Universal” garden design is planning the landscape so that anyone can access and enjoy it.

Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Their voracious appetite for insects turns them bats into a living pesticide that saves farmers billions of dollars a year and helps rid our backyards of insects like mosquitoes, moths, grasshoppers, flies and beetles

Growing peppers adds flavor to ethnic dishes

Ezequiel Lopez-Reyes, Oregon State University Extension Service Open Campus and Juntos student success coordinator, has been growing his home garden for five years. All of his bounty goes into meals he cooks with culturally important foods.

Let soil temperature guide you when planting vegetables

This year, however, paying attention to soil temperature is the best way to go for knowing when to plant vegetables. An inexpensive soil thermometer helps keep planting time in perspective.

OSU Extension’s ‘Growing Your Own’ gardening book now available in Spanish

The new version of Growing Your Own continues Extension’s commitment to expanding language access and accessibility,

Fruit trees need attention this time of year

Whether you have one or several, or plan to plant your first fruit tree, it’s time to give them the attention needed to keep them healthy and bearing fruit.

7 winter-blooming plants to nourish bees

Even a small amount of habitat will sustain bees, even rare species.

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