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The Grow Gardening Columns offer insights into the latest research and topics curated by David Hillock, Senior Extension Specialist. The columns below provide valuable resources and timely information for gardeners and producers alike.

2023 - Present Grow Gardening Columns

Fresh herbs are a great way to add a punch of flavor to foods

June 16, 2024

Growing fresh herbs adds flavor to food and requires good quality soil, proper spacing and insect control. Herbs are easy to grow and can be used as garnishes.

Avoid Wasting Water in the Landscape

June 9, 2024

Discover effective ways to conserve water in your landscape. Adjust your irrigation system to meet different needs and prevent wasteful water usage. Avoid watering during the heat of the day to minimize evaporation. Optimize your watering schedule for maximum efficiency.

Be Aware Of Poisonous Plants in the Landscape

June 2, 2024

Protect your family from the dangers of poisonous plants. Learn about the risks they pose and how to prevent accidents. Be prepared for emergencies with these first aid steps and keep the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information's number, (800) 222-1222, handy.

Don’t Make Your Veggies Compete With Weeds

May 26, 2024

Uncover the importance of weed control in your garden. Find out how weeds can hinder vegetable growth and attract pests, and learn valuable tips on preventing weeds through soil preparation

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