Joel In The Garden

War on weeds: 'If you break off that root, then you just get regrowth'

War on weeds: 'If you break off that root, then you just get regrowth' »Play Video
Randy Rogers says Kevlar garden gloves resist both thorns and sharp tools.

Flowers and vegetables are fast growing at this time of year - and so are the weeds.

Targeting weeds becomes a bigger job during warmer months.

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Grass always greener? Lawn care tips

Grass always greener? Lawn care tips »Play Video
Leland Halberg

May is a good month to give your lawn a boost.

And if the grass is always greener in your neighbor's yard, there are things you can do to improve your grass.

Jerry’s Home Improvement offers a new seed variety made special for the Willamette Valley.

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Spring cleaning: 'It's just that season for getting everything tidied up'

Spring cleaning: 'It's just that season for getting everything tidied up' »Play Video
The Spring Clean Up runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 1600 South B Street in Springfield. Baker says for anyone with plans to do any scavenging out of those big blue containers - that won't be allowed.

It's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work tidying up your yard.

People in Springfield get a one-day pass to throw out any clutter and the city will take it off their hands.

Plenty of yards around Springfield are in need of some TLC.

And this weekend, a line will be forming off A-street for the big spring clean-up.

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Time to plant tomatoes and cucumbers

Time to plant tomatoes and cucumbers »Play Video

This week Joel talks tomatoes, soil temps and meets the hosts of a Mother's Day plant sale in Walterville.


Many families will head to the greenhouse on Mother's Day weekend to find some color and some veggies for mom's backyard. Walterville's Late Bloomers Garden Club is hoping to raise some big money while helping people with their last-minute Mother's Day gifts.


“My dad used to tell me, don't put tomatoes in the ground before Memorial Day,” said Late Bloomers member Kay Kleven, “But when the sun comes out, we get anxious.”


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Garden pests: Control what's bugging you

Garden pests: Control what's bugging you »Play Video

Just as you're looking forward to some fresh fruit and veggies from the garden, others will want to take a bite out of it too.

Bugs and other pests like to help themselves to your plants, and if you're not careful, it can be a costly problem.

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Getting big results from a small garden space

Getting big results from a small garden space »Play Video

Gardens in the Willamette Valley are getting a good drink of water this week.

But once the rain stops, more people will begin planting everything from flowerpots to green beans.

And you don’t need a big backyard to have your own green space.

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Joel in the Garden: Color is arriving

Joel in the Garden: Color is arriving

With even more daylight and average temps in the 60s, it's a good time of year to start dressing up your yard. But backyard doesn’t have to mean back-breaking.

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Joel in Garden: How to build tater towers

Joel in Garden: How to build tater towers »Play Video
Spudly

Now is a good time of year for gardeners to start burying potatoes.

No matter how big your growing space is, you can quickly run out of room if you try burying them all.

That’s why you can build your own potato towers that your plants can climb.

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'Gardening and farming is a hobby for optimists'

'Gardening and farming is a hobby for optimists' »Play Video

The days are gradually getting warmer, which means we’re heading into prime growing season.

But even if your day in the garden is rained out, there are few ways you can keep busy.

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What to plant now? 'Lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage'

What to plant now? 'Lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage' »Play Video
Greenhouses are now offering a wider selection for gardeners.

This week is the start of spring.

Greenhouses are now offering a wider selection for gardeners.

And there are ways to guarantee more success planting cool weather vegetables, including asparagus.

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