In the Garden: Extending the Season

Medford, Ore. – If you’re not ready for the growing season to end, it doesn’t have to.  There are a lot of options for those looking to keep your crops thriving during the cold overnights ahead. Some of the tools you can use include cloches, hoop houses and floating row covers.  For more information on … Continue reading »

In the Garden: How to Grow a Green Thumb

Medford, Ore. – You shouldn’t let the lack of a green thumb keep you out of the garden.  In fact, gardeners say, you can easily grow your own green thumb. OSU Master Gardeners say the first thing you need to do is gain knowledge.  The best way to do that is through reading books, taking the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tee-Pee Trellis

Medford, Ore. — Planting beans doesn’t only have to be about function, it can be about fun.  You can create a tee-pee trellis so the plants will grow, creating a tee-pee even the kids can enjoy. You can use PVC pipe, tree branches, tree branches, wooden dowels or bamboo to make a trellis.  OSU Master … 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: Spring Garden Fair

The largest garden show between Portland and San Francisco is just days away. There are 150 vendors at the event.  You’ll also be able to get a hold of hundreds of plants grown by the Jackson County Master Gardeners. There are also a lot of used books at cheaper prices available, “This is an unbelievably … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Succulents

Medford, Ore. — Succulents are a great option for those without a green thumb.  They do well in different environments and don’t need too much attention. If you would like more information, watch our ‘In the Garden’ segment or contact the OSU Master Gardener near you. Jackson County - (541) 776-7371 Josephine County - (541) 476-6613 Klamath … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Caring for Roses

Medford, Ore. – OSU Master Gardeners say the basic rule of rose care is fertilizing every six weeks. When it comes to fertilizing, they say you can use systemic fertilizer or an organic fertilizer.  If you chose the organic fertilizer you’ll have to take an extra step to control bugs. Along with pests, you’ll be dealing with … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden

For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672.

Dan’s Garden: Bugs in your Garden

MEDFORD, Ore. — After dark, you may notice little pests roaming around in your gardens. As Marsha explains, in order to prevent your crops from being damaged, it’s important to know what type of bug is doing the feeding before you purchase the right product. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines– Jackson … Continue reading »

Homeowners Happy for Spring Garden Fair

MEDFORD, Ore. – Homeowners looking forward to working in their garden can get a jump-start this weekend. Saturday and Sunday is the 34th annual Spring Garden Fair sponsored by the Jackson County Master Gardeners. There will be more than 150 vendors selling a variety of vegetable plants, flowers, seeds, and gardening tools. There will also be free … Continue reading »