Fresh berries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley are delicious and easy to grow. Among our famous cane berries are: Marionberry, Boysenberry, Loganberry, and raspberry.
This class will share best practices worked out through years of research by Oregon State University scientists. Beginning with how to choose among different types suitable for garden cultivation, we introduce terminologies to familiarize you with the world of berries!
Next comes soil preparations and planting techniques, followed by cultural practices including fertilizing, watering, weeding, and pruning. Finally, we review pest and disease problems and how to manage them.
Our speaker Jane Collier is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. Jane’s expertise encompasses growing vegetables and small fruits, insect pests, and container gardening. Jane has many instructional videos to her credit.
Jane gained extensive experience with growing blueberries, having operated a ‘U-Pick’ blueberry patch on her farm. Jane also grows strawberries, raspberries, and Marionberries. Today, she and her husband subsistence farm their five-acre home garden which yields a bounty each year.