Gardening: Get Good At It


on KPOV Radio 88.9FM


"The Point"

Each 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning between 9 and 9:30am Central Oregon Master Gardeners talk about the adventure and challenges of gardening in

Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties


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October 6: Putting Your Beds to Bed


September 15: Harvesting Your Herbs

September 1: The Lowdown on Fertilizers

August 4: Problem Veggies?

August 18: Those DARN DEER 


July 21: Summer Lawn Care

July 7: Timely Tomato Tips

June 2: Plant Clinic - Termites & Arborvitae

June 16: Critter Control

June 30: Veggie Garden Care


May 19: Composting

May 5: Veggie Garden Site Preparation


April 21: What to Plant

April 7: Gardening on the Cheap


March 17: Summer Bulbs to Plant Now

March 3: Companion Planting

February 18: Growing Vegetables in Central Oregon

February 4: Central Oregon Climate and How It Relates to Gardening


January 21: Why and When to Prune

January 7: Succulents For Winter



December 24: A Master Gardener's Christmas

December 17: A Holiday Wish List

December 10: Design for Winter Interest

December 3: Fun Facts about Poinsettias


November 26: Winter Tree Care

November 19: GMO vs Hybrid

November 12: Living Christmas Trees

November 5: Houseplants to Get You Through Winter 


October 29: What Worked, What Didn't 

October 22: Spring Soil Starts Now!

October 15: Over-Wintering Pests 

October  8: Rose Care

October 1: Fertilizing Your Lawn in the Fall


September 24: Plants from Stem Cuttings

September 17: Collecting and Saving Seeds

September 10: Bulb Lasagna

September 3: Getting Ready for Fall


August 27: Cool Weather Veggies

August 20: Tending Arborvitae

August 13: Hollinshead Open Garden Event

August 6:  Companion Plants


July 30: Powdery Mildew

July 23: Bees in Your Garden

July 16: OSU High Desert Garden Tour

July 9: Integrated Pest Management, Part 2

July 2: Kids in the Garden


June 25: Colchicum and Saffron Crocus

June 18: Integrated Pest Management, Part 2

June 11: Dethatch and Aerate your Lawn

June  4: Organic Insect Control 


May 21: Spider Mites

May 14: Vertical Gardening

May  7: Short Season Vegetables


April 16: Annual Weeds

April 23: Perennial Weeds  

April 9: Annual Spring Gardening Seminar

April 2: Integrated Pest Management, Part 1


March 26: Snow is Good for the Garden

March 12: Raised Bed Gardening

March  5: Planning Your Vegetable Garden


Feb 26: Garden Design to Reduce Stress

Feb 19: Spring Bulb Maintenance

Feb 12: Starting Seeds

Feb  5: Ornamental Grasses


Jan 29: Why Do Houseplants Drop Leaves?

Jan 22: Winter Survival

Jan 15: Central Oregon Climate and How it Relates to Gardening

Jan   8: Spiders




Dec 18: Caring for Holiday Plants

Dec11: What is the Extension Service Anyway?

Dec  4:  Selecting a Christmas Tree


Nov 27: Pickle Your Paperwhites

Nov 20: Early Perennial Bloomers

Nov 13: Master Gardener Training Classes

Nov  6: Storing Tools 


Oct 30: Fire Safe Yards

Oct 23: Planting Spring Bulbs

Oct 16: Composting

Oct 9: Building a Rain Garden

Oct 2: Fall Soil Amendment


OSU Extension and other Horticulture publications:


UC Guide to a Healthy Lawn


Efficient Lawn Irrigation


Central Oregon Climate and How It Relates to Gardening


June July Garden Tips


Build your own Raised Bed Cloche


Central Oregon Vegetable Garden Calendar


Recommended Vegetables For Central Oregon


Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seed Germination


Vegetable Gardening in Oregon


Grow Your Own: Tomatoes


Fertilizing Your Garden

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