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.

Central Point Garden Needs Help

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An organization that works to grow fresh produce for people in need is getting a lot of attention. P. Annie’s Secret Garden is a non-profit group that relies on people to donate space in their backyards so volunteers can plant fruits and vegetables for the homeless, students, veterans, and anyone else … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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