10-Minute University™ is the trademark of short classes on essential gardening information, taught by Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners.

10-Minute University™ Handouts   |   10-Minute University™ Videos

Growing Edibles


Growing Blueberries in your Garden (26 minutes)

Blueberry Cultivars and Planting Tips (3 minutes)

Fertilizing and Mulching Blueberries (3 minutes)

Pruning Blueberry Plants (3 minutes)


Growing Tomatoes in your Garden  (28 minutes)

Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden (4 minutes)

Transplanting Tomato Starts (4 minutes)

Proven Practices for Tomatoes (4 minutes)

Starting Tomatoes from Seeds (4 minutes)

Starting Tomatoes from Seeds (26 minutes)

Tomato Varieties (3 minutes)

Vegetable Gardening

Early Season Vegetables (22 minutes)

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening (20 minutes)

  How to Grow Vegetables in Containers (26 minutes)

Growing Veggies Year-round (17 minutes)

Starting a Vegetable Garden (32 minutes)

Starting Vegetables in your Garden from Seeds (23 minutes)

Vegetable Gardening in Times of Drought (27 minutes) 

Fruit Trees

Low Care Fruit Trees (26 minutes)


Edible Beautiful Plants (35 minutes)

General Gardening

Raised Beds

 How to Make a Raised Bed (6 minutes)


Pruning 101 (3 minutes)

Basic Pruning: Benefits and Tips (25 minutes)

Advanced Pruning Methods for your Garden (28 minutes)

Pruning Fruit Trees (25 minutes)

Pruning a Fruit Tree (3 minutes)

Fruit Tree Training (6 minutes)

Pruning Ornamental Grasses (4 minutes)

Pruning Hydrangeas (5 minutes)

Pruning a Japanese Maple (5 minutes)

Pruning Roses (6 minutes)


Beneficial Insects

How to Tell the Difference Between Bees, Wasps, & Flies ( 15 minutes)

The Importance of Garden Pollinators ( 9 minutes) 

Garden Bees of Western Oregon (19 minutes)

How to be Bee Friendly (7 minutes) 

Attractiveness of Native Plants to Bees ( 7 minutes) 

Attracting Pollinators (23 minutes)

Orchard Mason Bees in your Garden (16 minutes)

Dealing with Slugs & Snails in your Garden  (25 minutes)


Spring Pests & Diseases (24 minutes)

Common Pests and Diseases During the Fall and Winter (10 Minutes) 


Fall Garden Maintenance (31 minutes)

Fall and Winter Container Gardening (18 minutes)

Fall Cleanup in the Perennial Bed (21 minutes)

Spring Ornamental Gardening (25 minutes)


How to get Healthy Soil (21 minutes)

Soil and Planting Lessons from Research (26 minutes)

Lawn Care (28 minutes)

Raised Bed Gardening (27 minutes)

Sheet Mulching (29 minutes)

Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.