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: Soil Temperature

Medford, Ore. — Soil temperatures are important for a successful garden.  There is a difference between cold-weather veggies and perennial flowers vs. warm weather veggies and annuals. OSU Master Gardeners recommend getting a soil thermometer. For more information, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. You can also call the OSU Master Gardener near you. Jackson … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Butterflies & Milkweed

Medford, Ore. — Monarch butterflies are beautiful, but are also important as pollinators.  Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed plants for life.  In fact, the plant is the only larval host for monarch butterflies. Milkweed is disappearing for a variety of reasons including new developments, the repeated use of glyphosate and roadside management. That’s why OSU … Continue reading »

Extension Service Advocates Meet Tuesday

MEDFORD Ore. — Supporters of the Jackson County Extension Service are hoping to convince county commissioners to put a tax district on the ballot to help fund the programs. Department heads and supporters of the extension service will meet with commissioners for a work session Tuesday morning. They’re hoping to convince the board to put … Continue reading »