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    Get Answers to Your Questions    

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Become a Master Gardener    

VISIT

Our garden is open to the public.    

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    Find us on 1490 KBZY each week at 8:45-9:00 on Thursday mornings.    

 This Month’s Tips

  • Pick and store winter squash; mulch carrots, parsnips and beets for winter harvesting. Harvest potatoes when the tops die down. Store them in a dark location.
  • Aerate lawns.
  • Early-September: Apply 1 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet to lawns
  • Stop irrigating your lawn after Labor Day to suppress European crane fly populations.
  • Recycle disease-free plant material and kitchen vegetable and fruit scraps into compost.
  • Divide peonies and iris.
  • Plant or transplant woody ornamentals and mature herbaceous perennials. Fall planting of trees, shrubs and perennials can encourage healthy root growth over the winter.
  • Plant daffodils, tulips and crocus for spring bloom. Work calcium and phosphorus into the soil below the bulbs at planting time,
  • Plant winter cover of annual rye or winter peas in vegetable garden.

Here’s a longer list of September tasks, if you have more time or other garden areas.

Program Highlights

Let's Garden

Marion County Master Gardeners™ are trained certified volunteers who promote the joy and science of home gardening in our community. We answer questions, teach workshops, provide speakers, maintain a demonstration garden, and connect home gardeners to the information they need. The Master Gardener program is sponsored by OSU Extension.