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Garden Plots: Last minute gift list for gardeners | News

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If you have a gardener on your gift record this getaway period, you’re in luck. Back garden add-ons are popular things in many retailers and nurseries.

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Oregon Point out University Extension Services – Columbia County may perhaps be arrived at by contacting 503-397-3462.

Here are some final-minute gift solutions for your environmentally friendly-thumbed family and close friends. And to all my Garden Plots and Clatskanie Grows readers, may perhaps you have the happiest of holidays.

• A present certificate for plants or instruments from a most loved nursery, garden heart, hardware, and/or feed and seed retail outlet. With only times left, this is swift and practical. Also, a present certification from a favourite seed or fruit tree company.

• Gardener’s journal to report planting dates, versions, successes (and failures) from 12 months to yr.

• Leather gardening gloves to avoid injury and chapped, rough skin.

• Versatile, rubberized cotton gloves that continue to keep fingernails clear and arms dry.

• A soil thermometer is incredibly valuable. So are humidity meters with ~12-inch probes. Equally are cheap gifts.

• Q Knot reusable cable ties are handy for staking tomatoes or trellises. Get them from a nearby components keep.

• Rolls of re-useable Velcro tape slice-to-length that can also hold tomatoes, apple shoots, or other yard plant areas onto structures.

• Guide or electric drinking water hose timer. This machine can be attached to any faucet, and instantly shuts off water after a set total of time. Get a one or dual design from a hardware retailer.

• Water bubbler with circulation handle or other attention-grabbing sprinklers.

• Superior-top quality pruning loppers or hand pruners to make winter season pruning a pleas-ure Folding pruning saws are great for pruning but also useful for camping or backpacking. Fiskers, Barnel, or Corona are fantastic manufacturers.

• Corona Speedy Instrument Sharpener. A pocket-sized device for sharpening pruners, shears and blades.

• Properly-produced spading fork (a personalized preferred) or specialized hoes and shovels

• Floating row covers are light-weight blankets to place above greens that enable seize heat and secure vegetation. May be available from the Extension workplace in February/March. Phone us.

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

• A Hori Hori Knife is a transplant knife from Japan, that’s section trowel and component knife. Also, fantastic for dispatching slugs. It is a terrific software.

• LED headlamp is handy software for gardening or finding slugs at night (if you are so inclined). If you have close neighbors, warn them of your new interest. Also great for searching for carpenter ant evidence below your dwelling.

• Lithium battery-driven chain saws, pole pruners, and weed whackers. There are a amount of new styles and the high quality is significantly improved more than the types offered even a couple of a long time back. For everyday users of these applications, they function properly and do not have the upkeep challenges of gas–fueled variations.

• Insect, Mushroom, Weed, or Indigenous Plant identification guide.

• Uncomplicated grip hand instruments for gardeners with arthritis.

• Long spouted watering container for effortless dwelling-plant care.

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

• Big sturdy back garden cart to have applications and soil amendments to the backyard in 1 journey.

• Knee-pads or gardening stool to make weeding and minimal function a lot less of a strain.

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

• Aluminum plant tags (compose on them with a pencil) to cling or connect to woody plants.

• The OSU Extension Business is totally reopened. Masks are continue to essential inside.

• Donate deliver and/or revenue to the foodstuff lender, senior facilities, or local community foods packages. It is considerably appreciated.

• The Extension Service provides its applications and elements equally to all people.

If you have concerns on any of these matters or other house garden and/or farm questions, please get in touch with Chip Bubl, Oregon Point out College Extension business office in St. Helens at 503-397-3462 or at [email protected]. The office environment is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday by Friday.

The Oregon Point out University Extension office environment in Colum-bia County publishes a every month newsletter on gardening and farming subjects (called County Living) penned/edited by yours really. All you need to do is check with for it and it will be mailed or emailed to you. Contact 503-397-3462 to be put on the list. Alternatively, you can discover it on the website at and simply click on newsletters.

Numerous Extension publications offered on line

Are you putting up salsa, preserving seeds, or thinking about planting grapes? OSU has a large selection of its publications available for free of charge down load. Just go to Click on publications and start checking out.

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

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