OSU Extension Service Master Gardener awards announced

The awardees are among the nearly 2,900 Master Gardeners who work with Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 26 Oregon counties.

Fertilizing vegetables mid-summer gives plants a boost

So, your vegetable garden is growing lush and fruitful – or not. If the latter is true, you may need to feed your plants.

How to care for heat-damaged plants

Go ahead and cut off dead flowers on heat-burned plants, but try to resist the urge to remove partially dead leaves.

Invasive jumping worms leap into Oregon

Jumping worms stay in the debris on top and eat two to three times the amount of leaf litter as the other worms.

Tips for gardening in extreme heat

Keep hydrated. Carry a water bottle – and use it! You need water as much as your plants do.

Growing vigorous kiwi takes care and a strong trellis

Kiwifruit need some attention to yield the large amount of fruit they’re capable of producing.

Save money and help the planet with sustainable garden practices

We can all do our part to help by changing our practices – often just by a bit, depending on the methods you’ve already put in place.

With a few tips and patience, gardeners can grow melons

If you’re choosing varieties for western Oregon, look for melons that require a shorter season.

Horticulturist Abra Lee to speak on culture of gardening

Lee plans to discuss how Black woman have, through determination, enthusiasm and willpower, overcome ugliness in America to cultivate beauty in the landscape.

Choose a lawn mower to fit your needs

How you choose between rotary, reel and electric models has to do with your situation and preferences.