Enjoy your garden

For the dedicated horticulturist to the casual flowerpot planter – there’s a gardener in all of us. Everybody Gardens is your trusted source for all things gardening. Led by locally known and loved garden expert Doug Oster, Everybody Gardens welcomes gardeners of all skill levels to a fun, informative community and marketplace. Share advice with other members, get tips from local experts, submit your garden success stories and be recognized by Doug! Best of all, shop for garden products Doug stands by right here in the Everybody Gardens Shop to help you make the most of your gardening experience.

Ask the Gardener: Combination planting, slugs, perennials and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about combination planting, stopping slugs, perennial plants and more.

August 16, 2019

Sophomore Gardener: Flowers attract pollinators to successful garden

Two types of flowers added to the garden have attracted different pollinators, and that in turn has boosted growth of tomatoes and cucumbers.

August 15, 2019

In the Garden: Still planting seeds, shrubs and harvesting too

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is planting shrubs he’s brought back to life. He’s also planting seeds for a fall harvest, showing off some successes, harvesting and more. Hang in there for the outtakes too!

August 14, 2019

Tomato and Garlic Day at Phipps is Aug 25 and helps food bank. Taste Doug’s Ultimate Garlic Lover’s Soup too!

Gardeners can help the hungry by donating their garden produce at Tomato and Garlic Day held at Phipps

August 14, 2019

Fall vegetable planting ideas

Plant now to harvest through winter

August 14, 2019

Ask The Gardener: Tomato issues, monkey grass, daffodil bulbs and more

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about tomato issues, fighting monkey grass, daffodil bulbs and more.

August 14, 2019

Somalis adopt vacant city lots to create farm through City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh’s Adopt-A-Lot program allows people to take vacant lots and transform them into gardens. The United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh has done just that, farming nearly an acre in the Perry Hilltop neighborhood.

August 8, 2019

A pumpkin conversation between gardener and Doug

An interesting interaction between two gardeners

August 8, 2019

Somali group transforms vacant city lot into garden/farm with Adopt-A-Lot program

Adopt-A-Lot program is changing the landscape of Pittsburgh.

August 7, 2019

In the Garden: It’s watering 101, fertilizing shrubs and a revealing tour of Doug’s garden

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster is showing the right way to water. This avoids fungal issues in the garden and keep plants happy. He’s also doing the last fertilization of shrubs for the season. Check out a tour of the highs and lows of Doug’s Garden too.

August 7, 2019

Ask the Gardener: Organic lawns, transplanting lilies & cactus propagation

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about organic lawn care, transplanting lilies and cactus propagation.

August 6, 2019

How to control Japanese beetles organically

Lots of organic solutions for Japanese beetles

August 5, 2019

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Doug Oster is manager and editor of Everybody Gardens with a passion for gardening and a love of sharing is experiences with other gardeners. You will also find Doug’s gardening contributions in the Tribune-Review each week. He’s an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. Oster is co-host of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. Oster’s Outstanding Documentary Emmy was awarded for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate WQED. Doug appears every Thursday morning on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today live at 9 a.m. “Gardening is fun, he says, enjoy every day spent outside tending vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.”