MEDFORD, Ore. — Stevia is a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. It can be fairly expensive to buy, but Scott takes a look at how easy it is to grow in our area. While stevia is a plant that’s easy to grow, it requires some processing to use in place of sugar. OSU … Continue reading »
While flowers are beautiful to look at, they serve a very practical purpose. Plants produce flowers in order to make seeds for reproduction. Here’s a look at how removing those old blossoms can benefit your garden. The OSU Master Gardeners show us how to prolong flowering during the summer.
The growing season is coming to a close and now people are looking for ways to preserve this years crop. Scott Lewis and OSU Master Gardeners demonstrate how to make sure you safely store items like homemade salsa.
MEDFORD, Ore. — A type of gardening, called “intensive planting”, requires healthy soil with good quality compost. If you plant vegetables closer together, you actually get more production from a small space and the result will be an abundance of vegetables for preservation. OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: … Continue reading »
Square-foot gardening is a way of organizing your plants for maximum capacity. Now that we’re into the thick of the growing season, Scott checks back in with the master gardeners to see how it’s working out. OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672
You probably want your jack-o-lantern to be bright orange, but the OSU Master Gardeners want it to be “neon” – the variety, that is. Neon pumpkins have a short growing season and can be grown either in a garden or in containers. Halloween is just about 2 months away and many people will plan to … Continue reading »
Flavored vinegars can add a gourmet twist to almost any recipe, but you don’t have to be a gourmet to make them. Herbs, spices, fruit and vegetables can all be used to add flavor to vinegar. OSU Master Gardener Ellen Scannell shows us how easy it is.
This is the time of year to start planning for winter gardens. Beets, carrots, Swiss chard, and kale are just some of the things you can begin planting now. Scott is with OSU Master Gardener Virginia Brown for a closer look at how to make your winter garden grow. OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines Jackson County: … Continue reading »
Composting might seem like dirty business, but with the master gardeners’ help, it’s really pretty simple. Composting conjures up thoughts of rotting food that might not smell to good but if done correctly, it actually has a somewhat sweet smell and can really benefit a garden. You can purchase compost for your garden, but if … Continue reading »
Roses can be some of the most beautiful flowers in any garden. For the average gardener, knowing how best to care for and help those flowers can be a challenge. Chief Meteorologist Scott Lewis OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker are out in the garden to tell us more about how to keep rose gardens looking … Continue reading »