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 »

Preparing for GMO Lawsuit

MEDFORD, Ore. — Less than a week into the Jackson County GMO ban, supporters are already preparing for a legal fight. Campaigners with Our Family Farms Coalition say statements from an opposition group in Salem lead them to believe a lawsuit may be on the way. Our Family Farms sent out a message to supporters … 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 »

In the Garden: Choosing Plants

Medford, Ore. — Choosing the right plants for your garden can be just as important as taking care of the ones you already have. OSU Master Gardener, Jane Moyer, has a checklist to take to the nursery. 1. Avoid tall, spindly plants. They did not get enough sun when young and even if you give … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Weeds

Medford, Ore. — Every gardener knows, sooner or later, you’ll have to deal with weeds.  Many people turn to herbicides. OSU Master Gardener Steve Andrews says there are three ways to control weeds in your garden – weed killer, using mulch and pulling them. For more information watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment and call … Continue reading »

Ruch Library Plant Sale

RUCH, Ore. — Ruch residents are raising funds to keep their library open, even if the library tax measure does not pass. Saturday, supporters of “Friends of the Ruch Library” held a plant sell. Organizers say they hope to raise $500 by selling locally-grown produce and flowers. The money raised from the sale will go … Continue reading »

Talent’s Annual Green-Up Clean-Up

TALENT, Ore. — The city of Talent’s Annual Green-Up Clean-Up is underway. This year it’s expanding to a week-long event. Organizers say they are trying to encourage people to recycle whenever and where ever they can. Throughout the day, the Green-Up Clean-Up crew collected a variety of electronic waste and educated the public about what … Continue reading »

Central Point Cemetery Clean-Up

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point community members are doing some spring cleaning in a cemetery that’s fallen victim to vandalism. Nearly a dozen people gathered Saturday to clean-up the old Central Point Cemetery off of Hamrick Road. The cemetery is the burial ground of approximately 2,000 people. There is no curator on the grounds … Continue reading »

Hanley Farm Mother’s Day Weekend

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A bouquet of flowers is a traditional Mother’s Day gift. Iris’s, orchids, peony’s, whatever your mom’s favorite is, Hanley Farm has it this weekend, potted with a little extra history. The historic grounds are open for all this weekend at Hanley Farms. Despite the rain on Saturday, those touring through Hanley … Continue reading »

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