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: 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 »

In the Garden: Color in a Winter Garden

Medford, Ore. — You can escape the winter gray with some winter color in your garden, but you need to start thinking about that now. OSU Extension Master Gardener, Jane Moyer ran down some options in today’s ‘In the Garden’ segment. If you have any questions you can contact the OSU Master Gardener near you. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Carrots

Medford, Ore. — Carrots are just one of the many vegetables that can be sown this time of year for harvesting in the spring. The trick to getting your carrots to germinate is to make sure they don’t dry out.  The first step to do that is to make sure the variety of carrot seeds … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Painted Lady Runner Bean

Medford, Ore. — The painted lady runner bean has been an American favorite for well over a century.  The plant produces beautiful vines with bright scarlet and white blooms.  After that you get pods filled with pinkish-brown streaked beans. For more information about the plant, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. Jackson County – (541) … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Saving Seeds

Medford, Ore. — Learning to collect and save seeds is a great way to save a favorite heirloom vegetable or flower variety. For more information on how to do that, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. You can also contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener near you. Jackson County – (541) 776-7371 Josephine County – … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Hydroponic Gardening

Medford, Ore. – Hydroponic Gardens may seem complex, but it can be easy to get started.  You can purchase a system that allows you to start your vegetables in your house, on your counter. For more information watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment and contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener near you. Jackson County – … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomato Seeds

Medford, Ore. — Many plant seeds can be saved by simply collecting them as they dry, but it’s not always that easy.  Collecting tomato seeds can take more work. For a closer look on how to collect tomato seeds watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. If you have more questions, contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener … Continue reading »

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