Joel In The Garden

'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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Summer! Time to plan for fall in the garden

Summer! Time to plan for fall in the garden »Play Video

Fall seems like a long way off in the midst of our July heat.

But garden experts say right now is prime time to figure out what you want to harvest come October.

This week in the garden, we'll tell you why now is a such a good time to start planning for fall.

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'You can see we're going to get a bumper crop'

'You can see we're going to get a bumper crop'

Several days in the 90s may have you feeling Arizona this week.

But that doesn't mean your garden patch is going to burn up.

This week in the garden, we'll tell you what some gardeners are doing to stay cool as a cucumber.

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Fourth of July and the garden: 'Knock on wood'

Fourth of July and the garden: 'Knock on wood'
Tomatoes by July 4? Wishful thinking.

Gardeners are already enjoying some of their produce in time for their Fourth of July picnics.

But the sweet corn and tomatoes will have to wait.

This week in the garden, we'll tell you why if you're a little late to the party, you can still try for a fall crop.

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'Things that wouldn't typically bloom until July are now on their way out'

'Things that wouldn't typically bloom until July are now on their way out' »Play Video

We finally saw some rain in the Willamette Valley this week, which is good news for thirsty plants.

Some veggies are loving the heat, while others can die after just one dry day.

And if you’re struggling to grow carrots, you’re not alone.

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Build a tomato trellis: 'Help support the plant'

Build a tomato trellis: 'Help support the plant' »Play Video
The whole purpose of a trellis is to help support the plant for sun exposure and make sure there's adequate air between the branches so you're not encouraging fungal disease.

Now is an ideal time to be planting the rest of your starts in the garden.

And many tomato plants are already taking root in Eugene and Springfield.

This week in the garden, we'll look at some ways to build your own tomato trellis.

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