MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s the time of year when gardeners are sprucing up the outdoors and planting flowers and shrubs, but there’s also a possibility of what’s called blossom end rot. The video above shows the warning signs of a fairly common problem and how to prevent it. For more information, consult the OSU Master … Continue reading »
Transplant when seedlings have first true leaves (not seed leaves). Water well and use fork to lift seedlings; leave any clinging soil on roots. Bury seedlings to bottom of first true leaves for more roots, stronger plants. For more information, call the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 … Continue reading »
The OSU Master Gardeners explain both ways the hydroponic unit can work – both for germinating seeds for the garden, to get a jump start on both spring and fall plantings, and also for having a continuous supply of herbs, veggies, or flowers in the house all season long. One is able to cut salad … Continue reading »
NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — In this segment, OSU Master Gardener Janet Rodkey talks to Dan about making your own organic fertilizer, including the the difference between organic and non-organic fertilizers, what nutrients need to be in fertilizer to help plants grow and how to create good, all-purpose organic fertilizer.
MEDFORD, Ore. — OSU Master Gardener Lauirin Parker has a discussion with Dan on the positive nature of planting in the fall for a bounty of color in the spring. There is no limit to varieties and colors available for early, middle and late spring bloom, and on into summer.
Oregon’s state flower is evergreen. It has fall colors and edible berries. The bright yellow flowers are deer resistant and drought tolerant. There are several species to choose from – tall, short, and creeping. OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes explains more to Dan about the Oregon grape.
When it is still too cold to plant in the spring, preparing “pre-sprouts” is a good way for us to grow older seeds, and as Chief Meteorologist Dan Pope and OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer tell us, it can also let us get a jump on growing our gardens inside before planting outside. Here’s a … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — Buying bare root shrubs and trees is a great way to save money, but there are a few important steps to ensure success: Inspect the roots, identify the trunk flair, and plant at the correct depth. Dan’s Garden has a demonstration of correct planting in the video above. For more information, call … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — The growing season isn’t long enough for some seeds to start from scratch. OSU Jane Moyer joins Dan in the garden to show you how to get your garden prepared.
MEDFORD, Ore. — You may have heard of “heirloom” tomatoes and seen that they can be more expensive than their “modern” counterpart. They can also have a less uniform shape and some different coloring. Heirloom means “tomatoes with a past!” and there is a difference between heirloom and hybrid. OSU Master Gardener Mary Foster has more … Continue reading »