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If you have a gardener on your reward record this holiday break time, you’re in luck. Yard equipment are well-known items in quite a few retailers and nurseries.

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Oregon Condition College Extension Company – Columbia County may perhaps be arrived at by contacting 503-397-3462.

Right here are some last-minute gift ideas for your environmentally friendly-thumbed family members and pals. And to all my Backyard garden Plots and Clatskanie Grows viewers, might you have the happiest of vacations.

• A reward certificate for crops or applications from a favourite nursery, yard middle, hardware, and/or feed and seed retailer. With only days still left, this is speedy and sensible. Also, a present certificate from a preferred seed or fruit tree enterprise.

• Gardener’s journal to record planting dates, versions, successes (and failures) from 12 months to calendar year.

• Leather gardening gloves to stop damage and chapped, rough skin.

• Flexible, rubberized cotton gloves that keep fingernails clear and fingers dry.

• A soil thermometer is quite practical. So are humidity meters with ~12-inch probes. Equally are economical gifts.

• Q Knot reusable cable ties are useful for staking tomatoes or trellises. Get them from a regional hardware retailer.

• Rolls of re-useable Velcro tape slice-to-size that can also hold tomatoes, apple shoots, or other back garden plant parts on to buildings.

• Guide or electric drinking water hose timer. This system can be hooked up to any faucet, and quickly shuts off water just after a set quantity of time. Get a solitary or dual model from a hardware retail outlet.

• Drinking water bubbler with movement regulate or other intriguing sprinklers.

• Superior-excellent pruning loppers or hand pruners to make winter pruning a pleas-ure Folding pruning saws are wonderful for pruning but also helpful for tenting or backpacking. Fiskers, Barnel, or Corona are good models.

• Corona Fast Resource Sharpener. A pocket-sized software for sharpening pruners, shears and blades.

• Very well-produced spading fork (a personalized favorite) or specialised hoes and shovels

• Floating row covers are light-weight blankets to place more than veggies that support capture warmth and protect vegetation. May well be obtainable from the Extension office in February/March. Get in touch with us.

• Heavier row addresses for pot defense from cold wintertime temperature: We have some now at the Extension office at a sale selling price.

• A Hori Hori Knife is a transplant knife from Japan, which is section trowel and component knife. Also, great for dispatching slugs. It is a great software.

• LED headlamp is handy software for gardening or locating slugs at night (if you are so inclined). If you have shut neighbors, alert them of your new pastime. Also good for wanting for carpenter ant evidence beneath your house.

• Lithium battery-run chain saws, pole pruners, and weed whackers. There are a quantity of new types and the high-quality is enormously improved over the types marketed even a couple a long time ago. For casual customers of these applications, they function properly and do not have the maintenance troubles of gas–fueled variations.

• Insect, Mushroom, Weed, or Native Plant identification e book.

• Uncomplicated grip hand tools for gardeners with arthritis.

• Extensive spouted watering container for simple dwelling-plant care.

• At any time-sharp garden scissors for snipping herbs and flowers.

• Substantial sturdy yard cart to carry applications and soil amendments to the back garden in a single trip.

• Knee-pads or gardening stool to make weeding and reduced work much less of a pressure.

• A weighty apron with pockets to maintain gardening resources useful or a caddy with pockets for your backyard garden bucket.

• Aluminum plant tags (write on them with a pencil) to hang or attach to woody plants.

• The OSU Extension Business is totally reopened. Masks are even now demanded inside.

• Donate produce and/or cash to the meals lender, senior facilities, or community foods courses. It is greatly appreciated.

• The Extension Provider delivers its packages and products similarly to all people.

If you have concerns on any of these subjects or other household yard and/or farm queries, make sure you get in touch with Chip Bubl, Oregon State University Extension business in St. Helens at 503-397-3462 or at [email protected]. The place of work is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday by way of Friday.

The Oregon Point out University Extension workplace in Colum-bia County publishes a regular monthly e-newsletter on gardening and farming subjects (termed County Residing) penned/edited by yours genuinely. All you require to do is question for it and it will be mailed or emailed to you. Call 503-397-3462 to be set on the listing. Alternatively, you can locate it on the website at and click on newsletters.

Lots of Extension publications available on the net

Are you placing up salsa, saving seeds, or imagining about planting grapes? OSU has a significant quantity of its publications accessible for free of charge download. Just go to Click on publications and begin exploring.

  • Oregon Point out University Extension Assistance – Columbia County
  • 505 N. Columbia River Freeway St. Helens, OR 97051
  • 503-397-3462