Clay Pot Irrigation

Last year an HOS friend, Wilma McNulty, gave me a photocopy of an article on clay pot irrigation that appeared…

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Larry McGraw, HOS Founder & Friend

On January 29, 2005, Larry McGraw passed away at the age of 82, at Keizer, Oregon, after several years of…

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Composting & Compost Tea for Disease Control

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic material under controlled conditions. The heat generated by decomposer microorganisms during composting can…

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Composting for the Garden vs. Home Orchard

Do not let the following discourage you from composting or just throwing plant material on the soil. Any organic matter…

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Fifteen Reasons For Mason Bees: Let HOS Be Your Supply

If you have any apricot, peach, plum, cherry, apple, pear or other plants that require pollination in the early spring,…

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Mason Bee Pictures

Mason Bee House

Cherry Harvesting Dates

One nice thing about growing fruit in your backyard (or any part of your yard) is that you can select…

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Grow Double the Berries in Your Backyard!

According to most sources, trailing berries (i.e. Marion, Logan, Boysen, Cascade) should be planted 6 to 8 feet apart with…

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