Spring Prep in Mild Winter Weather

MEDFORD, Ore., — During these mild days getting a jump on gardening is on a lot of people’s to do lists. OSU Master Gardeners stopped by the NewsWatch 12 garden to lend some of the expertise. This time of year is perfect for trimming back the dead growth, branches and leaves. By being aggressive with … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Phalanopsis Orchids

[In the Garden] — One orchid often seen in homes, the Phalanopsis orchid, is popular for colorful, long lasting blooms. Orchids can grow in a wide variety of media. NewsWatch12′s Kirstin O’Connor met with OSU Extension Master Gardener Diana Robenske to find out more about these plants.

In the Garden: Planting Garlic

MEDFORD, Ore. – Elephant garlic grows about a softball size bulb and is really hard to find this time of year, but best to grow in your own garden during the fall. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor met with OSU Extension Master Gardener Teresa Reavis to find out more about how to plant the mild ingredient.

In The Garden: Dealing with Fall Leaves

MEDFORD, Ore.– Here’s some ideas of what to do and what not to do with your fall leaves. OSU Master Gardeners say don’t burn them! You can use fall leaves in your garden for compost, mulch, or as a garden amendment; or give them to your gardening friends. You can also call your disposal company … Continue reading »

In The Garden: Planting for Spring Color

MEDORD, Ore.– Bulbs are easy to plant and offer surprise color in the spring. A gardener can choose which to plant by when they bloom. Depending on when you plant them, you can have color from late February through May in your garden. Choose by which may be “safest”, as in the least likely to … Continue reading »

In The Garden: Composting

MEDFORD, Ore., — OSU Extension Office Master Gardener Chris Hjerrild explains the benefits of composting and how it can dramatically impact your garden without much effort. 

In the Garden: Wheatgrass Seeds

MEDFORD, Ore. —Wheatgrass juice is nature’s most powerful concentrated liquid nutrient. Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. OSU Extension Master Gardeners say growing the plant yourself can save you money. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor met with OSU Master Gardener Steve Andrews who explained some tricks … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Dividing Perennials

Medford, Ore. — It’s the time of year you should start dividing your spring and summer blooming perennials. OSU Extension Master Gardeners said you should divide plants 4-6 weeks before a hard frost to give the plant time to establish the roots.  You should do this every 3-5 years for most perennials. The Jackson County … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Master Gardener Volunteer

Medford, Ore. — You don’t have to be a master to be a Master Gardener.  In fact, the Master Gardener Program said you only need to have a desire to learn. If you’d like to be a Master Gardener through Jackson County Extension Service you’ll need to call right away.  The new class begins January … Continue reading »

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 »

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