In the Garden: Too Early for Tomatoes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though tomato plants are for sale in stores right now, experts say it’s too early for planting. There will likely be freezing temperatures overnight through the end of May and those nights can ruin certain warm-weather plants. The Oregon State University Extension’s Master Gardener Jane Moyer explains in this week’s, “In … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fall Leaves

OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes joins us in the garden to talk about mulching with leaves. Here’s some of Rhianna’s suggestions: Add fallen leaves to raised beds, gardens, and around trees/shrubs to feed the worms, retain moisture, and protect the soil from rain and cold temperatures. Keep the leaf piles at least 3 inches away … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomatoes for Next Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — As you plan next year’s garden, it’s time to start thinking about tomatoes. OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer discusses the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes in planning for next year’s garden. Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated (pollinated by wind, birds, insects, but not by mechanical means), the seeds replicate the parent plant; … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Starting Perennial Seeds

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though the temperatures are cooling, you can still do some gardening. OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer joins us In the Garden to talk about perennial seeds. The method featured below works for starting perennial and hardy annual seeds in the fall for spring planting. It can also be used in the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Geraniums Indoors

In the last segment, we looked at bringing scented geraniums inside for the winter. In this segment, OSU Master Gardner Dotti Becker tells us what other kinds of geraniums do well indoors. In the video above, Becker describes dwarf and miniature geraniums, fancy-leaved geraniums, and propagating geraniums. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Geraniums

OSU Master Gardener Jim and Dotti Becker join us in the garden to talk about geraniums. In the video above, Jim and Dotti explain scented geraniums. They talk about the beauty of their leaves shape, color, texture and, of course, scent. They also discuss how to cook with scented geraniums. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Changing Beds

When the season changes, you should also change your garden beds. In the video above, OSU Master Gardener Teresa Reavis talks about changing beds for the changing season. 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

In the Garden: Storing Tools

MEDFORD, Ore. — The fall has really moved in and that means to be one step ahead, it’s time to start thinking about winter and putting our gardening tools away. In the video above, OSU Master Gardener Janet Rodkey shares tips on care, cleaning & sharpening of tools before storing them for winter. The OSU … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. — This time of year is an ideal time to plant trees in our area. OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes tells you when and how to plant a tree. Simes says fall is the ideal time to plant trees in the Northwest, especially once they are dormant or have lost their leaves. Planting at … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Late Tomato Season

It is late in the tomato growing season, but all is not lost just yet. OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer shares some tips on what do you do to promote late ripening of tomatoes: 1. Pick off any flowers and fruit that is too small to mature before cold weather sets in. 2. Cut off … Continue reading »

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