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Don’t neglect to water garden in summer


No matter the stereotype, summers are dry in Oregon and gardens need to be watered regularly, especially in times of drought as the forecast calls for this year.
Information is available from the Oregon State University Extension Service publication, ”Growing Your Own,” a practical guide to gardening for first-time gardeners that can be accessed online.
Soil type is an important factor, according to Extension experts. Water soaks into and drains through sandy soil about twice as fast as it does clay soil; it takes longer to water . . .