Top 15 Questions and Answers About Growing Peppers!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau. 1. I started bell pepper seeds indoors and they looked great. Hardened them off and transitioned outside. Still great, just zero growth in 3 weeks. Is that normal? Peppers thrive in warm weather and really struggle under cool, wet conditions. If the soil temperatures are too cool and/or too […]

OSU Extension continues gardening education during COVID-19

For decades, Oregon State University Extension Service relied on face-to-face interactions to provide gardening education to Oregonians. That all changed with the COVID-19 crisis and Oregon’s actions to limit the spread of the virus. To satisfy a public that has become keenly interested in gardening, particularly edible gardening, OSU Extension Master Gardeners are answering questions […]

10 Tips To Create Your Victory Garden 2.0 for Pollinators!

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau. 1. Plant for a succession of blooms throughout the growing season. Different pollinator species emerge at various times of the year and have different lifespans and periods of activity. Create an ongoing pollinator buffet throughout the growing season by planting a succession of overlapping blooms. 2. Include some native plants […]

OSU Extension Master Gardener discovers novel way to control cabbage white worm

Jesse Garcia likes kale – he really likes kale. So, when his crop got infested with cabbage worms, he came up with a novel approach to pest control. Garcia, an Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener, moved to the Willamette Valley in 2016 and planted a substantial vegetable garden two years later. Late that […]

5 Tips on Creating Your Own Raised Garden Bed

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau. Today’s gardeners have more options for where and how to start their gardens than the original Victory Gardeners. Of course, in-ground is always an option, as are container gardens for your Victory Garden 2.0. Raised beds are another option. Don’t be intimidated, we’ll explain how easy it is to […]

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