In the Garden: Method to Grow Squash

Medford, Ore. — Even with little water from mother nature you can still grow larger plants.  You can create an irrigation system to water your squash, pumpkins, cucumbers and melons. All you need is clay pots, seeds, small rocks and a drip irrigation system or an empty milk jug. First, prepare a dirt mound about … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Succulents

Medford, Ore. — There are some plants that do well in hot, dry weather like we’ve been seeing.  That includes succulents. Succulents are plants that have stored water in their tissues.  Their leaves tend to be thick and fleshy.  The leaves are often rounded and usually packed closely together. Many succulents are adapted for very … Continue reading »

In the Garden: DIY Drip System

Medford, Ore. — We got a nice dose of rain this week, but weather like this has been far and few between.  That’s why you may want to be water wise in your garden. In this ‘In the Garden’ segment, OSU Master Gardener Steve Andrews walked us through how to make a drip system to … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Out of Control Plants

Medford, Ore. — If you’re green thumb is working a little too well and some of your plants are growing out of control, you’ll have to downsize. To fix the problem you can reduce the size of the mother plant by removing a portion of the offspring.  If you remove the complete plant, including the … Continue reading »

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 »

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