In the Garden: Harvesting Summer Crops

Ronnie Budge an OSU Master Gardener and in this segment, she talks about the best time to pick your vegetables to get the best flavor. Nearly all of summertime vegetables that are ready for harvest soon should be picked while still young and not too mature. This includes: a. Summer squash, e.g. zucchini, yellow squash: … 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 »