Dan’s Garden: Liquid Fertilizer

MEDFORD, Ore. — This time of year, you probably want to use some liquid fertilizer because it’s absorbed faster. On every package, there are three numbers: the first number is the nitrogen, second number is the phosphorous, and the third number is the potassium. The easy way to remember which is which is remember they’re … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Fire Resistant Planting

MEDFORD, Ore. — It is hot. The fire danger is up. People really need to be aware of how their landscape could contribute to the fuel load of a fire if an ember blew over. Really the best way to think about that is to actually think about envisioning an ember flying in from a … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Winter Gardening

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s never too late to be thinking ahead when it comes to gardening. When you plan your garden you really want to think about a year-round kind of plan and you can plant cool-weather vegetables, some of which can stay in the ground unprotected all winter long. For example, a savoy cabbage … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Earwings

MEDFORD, Ore. — Earwigs are kind of an ugly insect because they have pinchers in the back that they use for defense, but earwigs are the most challenging insects to control in the garden. Simple ideas include taking a newspaper, spritzing it with some water inside and rolling it up. Earwigs like moisture and dark … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Fire Resistant Plants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Plants that we put in our yard are important in fire safety. The OSU Master Gardeners say people need to be aware of how to protect themselves and really one of the best ways is to keep your plants healthy and well watered. For example, dried juniper would go up like a … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Columbine Plant

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the extended period of hot temperatures we are seeing in our area, some plants may start to suffer, but a particularly colorful plant, native to our area, is able to deal with drought conditions. In this Dan’s Garden, Chief Meteorologist Dan Pope tells us more about the columbine plant. For more … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Rain Gardens

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The lack of rain in the next 7 days makes it an excellent time to get outside and do some yard work and one thing you may want to create is a rain garden. The OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes explains what that is and how easy it is to set … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Peppers

Peppers are among the most popular vegetables for backyard gardeners. From common to exotic varieties, how they are treated in the garden can make a difference in how hot or mild they will be on your table. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Recycling in the Garden

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you have a few things lying around, ready to go into recycling, you may want to save them for your garden. In this segment, we take a look at how just a few household items can help get the most out of your produce and plants. There is so many things … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Soil

MEDFORD, Ore. — There are so many soil options out there, it may be more beneficial and cheaper to make your own. There are lots of soil formulas that you can get online. This segment shows just a general potting mix that you use with most vegetables or most flowers or you can just use … Continue reading »

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