NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — If you have a patio and no yard, but you still want to garden, the OSU Master Gardeners have some advice for container gardening. OSU Master Gardener Cicely Fleury explains which vegetables do best in planters. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 … Continue reading »
WIMER, Ore. — There are dozens of local farms and companies contributing to the supply of food grown and made in the Rogue Valley. While many of those producers have mastered their craft getting a product to the consumer can take a very different set of skills. The tiny basil plants at The Farming Fish … Continue reading »
For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672.
NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Planting for pollinators is a way of gardening to get the most bang for your buck. “Pollinators” are creatures like bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and ladybugs. Some plants that attract pollinators are herbs like basil and cilantro, or flowers like the Pin Cushion Flower, which butterflies love. For more information, consult the … Continue reading »
NEAR RUCH, Ore. — OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes shares tips with Dan Pope on how to compost. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672
MEDFORD, Ore. — The growing season has started and local produce is once again arriving at stores and farmers markets’. In fact, there are lots of ways to get local food on your table. There are more than a dozen Community Supported Agriculture programs in Southern Oregon. They are more commonly called CSA’s and they … Continue reading »
Transplant when seedlings have first true leaves (not seed leaves). Water well and use fork to lift seedlings; leave any clinging soil on roots. Bury seedlings to bottom of first true leaves for more roots, stronger plants. For more information, call the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 … Continue reading »
The OSU Master Gardeners explain both ways the hydroponic unit can work – both for germinating seeds for the garden, to get a jump start on both spring and fall plantings, and also for having a continuous supply of herbs, veggies, or flowers in the house all season long. One is able to cut salad … Continue reading »
NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — In this segment, OSU Master Gardener Janet Rodkey talks to Dan about making your own organic fertilizer, including the the difference between organic and non-organic fertilizers, what nutrients need to be in fertilizer to help plants grow and how to create good, all-purpose organic fertilizer.
MEDFORD, Ore. — Local students who have learned the importance of recycling are now getting a look at how green efforts are helping. On this Earth Day, TreeSmart Industries visited Hoover Elementary School. The Oregon-based company makes pencils by wrapping newspaper around a piece of graphite. A representative told the fifth grade students that one … Continue reading »