The November of OSU’s E-News for Northwest Gardeners

Time to clean up and cut back Before cold weather sets in clean your yard and garden to protect them from winter weather, recommends Ross Penhallegon, horticulturist with the OSU Extension Service. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1167&storyType=garden Don't worry about a slow, cool compost pile It's okay if your yard debris and kitchen waste are far from steamy, according to OSU soil scientist Dan Sullivan. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1166&storyType=garden From field dress to freezer; handling big game meat requires care A 38-page illustrated publication from Oregon State University Extension Service gives detailed information on what to do. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=746&storyType=news Keep horses healthy during wet winter weather Horses that graze on small acreages in the winter can create an unhealthy field of mud. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1165&storyType=garden

Check house for water and pest damage Early winter is a good time to inspect your home for structural pests and water damage, advises Jack DeAngelis, emeritus urban entomologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=210&storyType=garden Wood ashes can benefit gardens and lawns Consider saving the wood ashes for the lawn and garden, while remembering a few precautions from Dan Sullivan, OSU Extension soil scientist. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1058&storyType=garden How to discourage wild critters from getting too cozy In a nutshell – provide no food, make it uncomfortable or downright inhospitable and then make it easy for them to leave. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1006&storyType=garden Now is ideal time to feed wild birds October through April is the ideal season to feed birds because their natural foods are not abundant. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_No=1062&storyType=garden

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