Scott’s Garden: Pulling vs Cutting

MEDFORD, Ore. – If your zucchini, beans, or other plants are done producing for the summer, you’ll probably want to get them out of the garden. Pulling seasonal plants out of the ground might seem like an easy way to clean up your garden for fall, but it’s not the best option. The OSU Master … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Shrubs

MEDFORD, Ore. — As we head into fall, there are still some plants you can grow in your garden that will benefit your cooking. Scott Lewis is out in the garden to tell us more about how to correctly plant woody shrubs, like rosemary and oregano.

Scott’s Garden: Stevia

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 »

Scott’s Garden: Deadheading

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.

Scott’s Garden: Salsa

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.

Scott’s Garden: Intensive Planting

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 »

Scott Returns To Square Foot Gardening

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

Scott’s Garden: Flavored Vinegars

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.

Scott’s Garden: Protecting Garden Beds From Gophers

Gophers are not just a problem when it comes to trees and shrubs – they can also get into gardens, even raised beds. Although some gardeners are tempted to take extreme gopher control measures, there is a humane way. OSU Master Gardener Bonnie Martin has advice for preventing one of the bigger threats to the … Continue reading »

Scott’s Garden: Gophers

The movie “Caddyshack” brought attention to the damage that can be done by gophers, but it’s no laughing matter for gardeners dealing with the effects. Chief Meteorologist Scott Lewis joins OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker with some advice on how to prevent that damage. OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath … Continue reading »

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