Joel In The Garden

Soccer team plants trees to commemorate goals

Soccer team plants trees to commemorate goals »Play Video
Brothers Jon and Dave Galas with Lane United Football Club are bringing a little more forest to Willamalane in Springfield.

Frost has already chilled the Willamette Valley this week.

But that doesn't mean the harsh winter is here to stay.

Right now is still a fine time to plant any trees or shrubs.

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'A smooth salsa with good spice and a lot of flavor'

'A smooth salsa with good spice and a lot of flavor' »Play Video
This could be your kitchen

Right now, most gardeners are cleaning up their yards and vegetable patches.

But if you have a few pounds worth of tomatoes that never turned red, you don't have to throw them out.

This week in the garden, we'll turn those green tomatoes into a spicy snack.

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'Fall is a better time planting than spring'

'Fall is a better time planting than spring' »Play Video

A rainy end of October with some windy days has left people with a mess to clean up in their yards and gardens.

And there may be some jobs you’ve neglected so far in autumn.  

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Students build bee houses to raise money for school garden

Students build bee houses to raise money for school garden

A Eugene grade school is abuzz with a project to build houses for bees.

There's no danger of bee stings and it's not honey these kids are after.

These fourth graders at McCornack Elementary are some busy bees.

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'The worst thing you can do in gardening in this area is leave your soil exposed for winter'

'The worst thing you can do in gardening in this area is leave your soil exposed for winter'

Right now, gardeners are still picking a few fresh veggies.

But as the nights get colder, it's time to plan for winter.

This week in the garden, we'll talk about some things you can add now to give your garden a boost over the winter.

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Canning and pickling: 'It's not difficult to do, but it's a science'

Canning and pickling: 'It's not difficult to do, but it's a science' »Play Video
PIckle it

A warm summer is giving gardeners plenty of produce to pick right now.

But unless you give it away, you likely won't be able to eat as much as you pick.

That’s why many gardeners are getting started on preserving their harvest.

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'There are another at least half dozen that look like they're ready'

'There are another at least half dozen that look like they're ready' »Play Video

Right now, many gardeners are finding out what worked and what didn't work in their plots this season.

This week in the garden, we'll talk about some of the jobs gardeners are tackling in early August.

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Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt

Gardening gets kids outside working in dirt »Play Video

Gardeners wait months for their fruit and veggies to ripen.

Once it does, that bumper crop can often be too much to handle. But there are places where you can take some of that excess produce.

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'Why is my plant not performing as I want it to?'

'Why is my plant not performing as I want it to?' »Play Video
Pete Peterson

In the dog days of summer, it's easy to sit back and wait for your plants to produce.
 
But this time of year, many of those plants need to be looked after, including regular watering.

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