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In the Garden: Drought Conditions

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Medford, Ore. — The drought is impacting a lot of gardens, but you can have a successful vegetable garden without extra help from the rain.

OSU Master Gardener, Laurin Parker, says it’s important to use quality composted soil.  She also suggests planting early in the season before it’s hot and dry.

She also says you should limit the number of plants in your garden by choosing those that produce abundant crops like tomatoes, squash and cucumbers.  Parker says it’s also important to avoid what she calls water hogs, like cauliflower and broccoli.

For more information on what to do, watch this “In the Garden” segment.

You can also call the OSU Master Gardener near you.

Jackson County - (541) 776-7371

Josephine County - (541) 476-6613

Klamath County - (541) 883-7131

Coos County - (541) 572-5263

Douglas County - (541) 672-4461