October 17, 2019

Sweet peas make great flowers for gardens and bouquets. These pea-like flowering annuals grow in many lovely colors and are suitable for a border, a woodland garden, and a trellis or arch. They emit a wonderful seductive fragrance so pick a convenien...

September 15, 2019

Tips for Growing Garlic

 Choose locally adapted seed stock

Garlic does not produce viable seed, so it must be propagated by planting individual cloves. Mail-order catalogs can be excellent sources of planting stock, but regional suppliers should not be...

Get onions in the ground in spring and avoid heartbreak when it comes time to harvest big, beautiful bulbs this summer.

Plant as soon as the soil is dry enough to work, said Jim Myers, a plant breeder at Oregon State University. March and April are pr...

February 1, 2019

Here are a few tips for growing potatoes from the Lincoln County Master Gardeners.

Planting Location

Potatoes do best in full sun.  They produce a large number of roots on which the new potatoes grow so they need the energy from the sun.  They also wan...

Grubs feast on grass roots and are the larvae of beetles like Japanese beetles, June beetles, or European chafers. Adult female beetles lay their eggs in grass in mid-to-late summer and the larvae do the most damage in late summer to early fall. They...