In the Garden: DIY Water & Weed Project

If you’re a gardener, you’re used to DIY, or do it yourself, projects.  There’s one specific DIY project that can help you conserve water and fight weeds in your home garden. All you need to complete the project is PVC pipe, pipe cleaner, a soaker hose, weed cloth and mulch.  OSU Master Gardeners say the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Choosing Fertilizer

Medford, Ore. — When choosing fertilizers for the garden, there’s a lot to consider.  OSU Master Gardeners say it is important to understand what the numbers on a fertilizer container mean. There are three numbers on the front of each bag of fertilizer.  The numbers tell the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. For more … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tee-Pee Trellis

Medford, Ore. — Planting beans doesn’t only have to be about function, it can be about fun.  You can create a tee-pee trellis so the plants will grow, creating a tee-pee even the kids can enjoy. You can use PVC pipe, tree branches, tree branches, wooden dowels or bamboo to make a trellis.  OSU Master … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Gardening Tools

Medford, Ore. — If you’re new to gardening you might easily spend hundreds of dollars on a complete set of tools. Alternatively, by choosing the bare essentials, you can buy just what you need for relatively little money. For more information on how to choose your tools wisely, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. You … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Benefits of Chickens

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the growing movement toward eating locally grown foods, keeping backyard chickens in urban settings is becoming more popular. Oregon State University (OSU) Extension’s Master Gardener De Guy shows us how having a couple of chickens can benefit a gardener.

In the Garden: Transplanting Flowers

Medford, Ore. — It’s the time of year that many gardeners start thinking about adding some color to their gardens.  The easy way to do that is plant flowers. There are some things you need to know before you transplant flowers from the pot to the flower bed.  For tips watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. If … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Basil

Medford, Ore. — Basil is a great addition to any dish and to any garden.  There are several different varieties to chose from. For more information on how to choose and care for your basil plants, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment or call the OSU Master Gardener near you. Jackson County - (541) 776-7371 Josephine … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Drought Tolerant Plants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is experiencing an unusually dry year, which is expected to be harder on plants in the heat of the summer. Some plants can flourish in dry weather after initial planting. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor met OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker out ‘In the Garden’ to see the variety of plants that can … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomatoes in Trench

Medford, Ore. — Planting a tomato on its side is an option for long, leggy tomato plants.  It will give the plants a chance to strengthen roots. OSU Master Gardeners were ‘In the Garden’ to walk us through how to plant a tomato in a trench. For more information watch this segment or contact the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Extending Lettuce Season

Medford, Ore. — The heat is changing the way we have to garden.  With the hot summer-like temperatures OSU Master Gardeners say some vegetables are bolting, making the lettuce bitter and unusable. There are things you can do to extend the lettuce season.  That includes covering them by using hoops and remay. For more information … Continue reading »

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