In The Garden: Deadheading Plants

Medford, Ore. — Weeding is one way to clean up your garden and keep it looking clean, but another chore that needs to be done this time of year is deadheading. Deadheading involves removing spent blooms to promote new blossom growth on most perennials. OSU Extension Master Gardener Laurin Parker said the reasons for deadheading … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Carrots

Medford, Ore. — Carrots are just one of the many vegetables that can be sown this time of year for harvesting in the spring. The trick to getting your carrots to germinate is to make sure they don’t dry out.  The first step to do that is to make sure the variety of carrot seeds … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Painted Lady Runner Bean

Medford, Ore. — The painted lady runner bean has been an American favorite for well over a century.  The plant produces beautiful vines with bright scarlet and white blooms.  After that you get pods filled with pinkish-brown streaked beans. For more information about the plant, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. Jackson County – (541) … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Saving Seeds

Medford, Ore. — Learning to collect and save seeds is a great way to save a favorite heirloom vegetable or flower variety. For more information on how to do that, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. You can also contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener near you. Jackson County – (541) 776-7371 Josephine County – … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Hydroponic Gardening

Medford, Ore. – Hydroponic Gardens may seem complex, but it can be easy to get started.  You can purchase a system that allows you to start your vegetables in your house, on your counter. For more information watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment and contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener near you. Jackson County – … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomato Seeds

Medford, Ore. — Many plant seeds can be saved by simply collecting them as they dry, but it’s not always that easy.  Collecting tomato seeds can take more work. For a closer look on how to collect tomato seeds watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. If you have more questions, contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Weeds

Medford, Ore. — Weeds are a problem in every garden.  One of the worst you’ll deal with is the puncturevine or goathead. OSU Extension Master Gardeners say the weed is found in vineyards, orchards and crop fields.  It’s also found on roadsides and walkways. They can cause many problems not only this season, but next … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Composting Large Veggies

Medford, Ore. — If you’re finding some large veggies in your garden, you don’t have to throw them away.  There are plenty of options including composting them. All you need to do is place your giant veggies into a five-gallon bucket and use a flat blade shovel to chop them up.  Then you simply dump … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Garlic

Medford, Ore. — Garlic is a great addition to any dish and it’s easy to grow yourself.  Now is the time to start thinking about it if you want it in your winter garden. There are two main types of garlic including hardneck and softneck.  There’s also elephant garlic, which is actually a member of … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Winter Garden

Medford, Ore. — It’s August, but it’s already time to start thinking about your winter garden.  Even though we deal with below-freezing temperatures in the winter, there are still plants that thrive. OSU Extension Master Gardeners say there are a lot of reasons to plant winter gardens, including that pests won’t be around.  There’s also … Continue reading »

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