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: 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 »

In the Garden: Green Tomatoes

With the summer growing season drawing to an end, you may have green tomatoes still on the bushes. OSU Master Gardner De Guy joins us in the garden to explain what you can do with your bounty. For more information, contact the OSU Master Gardener closest to you. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: … Continue reading »

Heirloom Tomatoes

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 »

Seeds

The fall is the season animals starting putting food away for the winter, and gardeners start putting seeds away for next spring. Chief Meteorologist Scott Lewis is out in the garden to tell us more about how to save and capture seeds for another growing season.

Scott’s Garden: Ornamental Grasses

MEDFORD, Ore. — Ornamental grasses run the gamut from annuals to perennials, drought-resistant to high water needs. Ornamental grasses can come in all shapes and colors. Scott is out in the garden with OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker who has advice on how they can add beauty to your yard.

Scott’s Garden: Winter Garden

MEDFORD, Ore. — The weather will be making a pretty abrupt turn away from the summer-like sun and toward a more winter-like pattern. Scott Lewis is out in the garden with some advice on how to grow a winter garden. This segment has tips from OSU Master Gardeners on how you can keep growing produce … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Fall Flowers

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you’re looking for an excuse to get outside on these warm fall afternoons, there are some flowers you can get into the ground now for color all winter. The plant has all winter to concentrate on root growth, and fall-planted plants will be larger and more vibrant during the next growing … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Planting Bulbs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Daffodils are easy to plant and maintain. They are mostly resistant to deer and gophers. If you prefer tulips or other flowers that are a little more vulnerable, OSU Master Gardener Lauren Parker says you need wire lining in the ground. If you have any questions, here are the OSU Master Gardeners … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Squash Harvest

MEDFORD, Ore. – Your summer squash is probably about done for the season, possibly like your desire to continue to eat it. You’ve probably had your fill of fresh squash, or maybe you’ve seen some at the market that you’re not quite sure how to prepare. With patty-pan squash, you can dehydrate, grill, or fill … Continue reading »

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