Cold is coming

From NOAA: Skies will clear during the second half of the weekend. Overnight temperatures will likely drop into the upper 20s to mid 30s across much of the region. This will likely result in widespread frost Saturday and Sunday nights across much of northwest Oregon...

Frost is a-comin’…..

In case you missed the weather forecast this evening, some areas are dropping into the 30s. This means you should be thinking about that first frost….. protecting tender plants and anything else your particular piece of paradise will need. A little planning and...

Winter soil care

Marion Soil & Water Conservation District The best offense is a great defense. Planted cover crops provide living roots to keep soil in place but they are also working by collecting nutrients. On the surface and beneath the soil there can often be an abundance of...

Falling leaves

Defoliation of Sweet Box due to Wildfire Smoke in Oregon Jay W. Pscheidt, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist Coincidental with the heavy smoke that pushed air quality off the charts, we have seen unusual defoliation in plants. Much of it was normal old leaf drop in...

Garden to-do list for October

From OSU, the October Garden calendar. Yep…. most of the tasks seem like housekeeping. But you’ll be amazed at how much easier (and more fun) the garden can be next spring and summer if you take care of them now.