»Play Video “I don't think anybody's going to get poisoned by eating them raw because they taste bad anyway," Bruce Newhouse said. "And when you cook them, they smell terrible, even worse!”
October is an ideal month for foragers in Oregon.
Many of them enjoy venturing out of town to find a variety of wild, edible mushrooms.
And while a rainy September was good news for edible mushroom foragers, Eugene homeowners are now finding more non-edible mushrooms popping up in their yards.
“Five years ago, 10 years ago, hardly any of this was around. And all of a sudden in the last five or 10 years, it's just exploded,” Bruce Newhouse said.
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»Play Video “Onions generally don't have to be in the ground as long,” Adam Cole said. Cole is a purchaser at Down to Earth in Eugene. “You can plant onions now for late spring harvest or you could plant onions in the spring for a mid-summer harvest.”
Not all garden veggies need heat and sun to grow.
Fall is an ideal time to plant both onions and garlic.
At the end of the season, I've got my garden plot mostly cleaned out. Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
Plastic forks in her flower bed keep the cats away.
But so far, Letha Jaennette has no fix for nagging grass in her flower bed. Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
Remove spent plants and crab grass to cut down on snail habitat this fall.
With the rain and shorter days, things slow down in the garden in the fall. But fall is a good time to clean up any used-up vegetable plants and weeds and crab grass because it keeps the snails and slugs under control.
JP's homemade salsa mix
As you bring in the harvest, you can extend your garden vegetables into the fall and winter by canning salsa.
Duck, duck, zuke!
he late summer harvest is on, and while gardeners wait for their tomatoes to turn red before they pick them off the vine, other veggies are better picked while they're young.
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Joel in the Garden: How composting now can help your garden next year.
Meanwhile, a few tomatoes are turning red and peppers are ready to pick, which means gardeners are another week closer to making salsa.
Excess cherry tomatoes from the garden? Make sun-dried tomatoes.
Gardeners are picking plenty of cucumbers off the vines. But those green veggies don’t stay fresh for very long. That means gardeners have to work fast in order to make pickles.
Slime trails mean snails aren't far away. If you check them in the morning, you can typically find them before they retreat into the shade.
We're getting a break from the extreme heat we saw in July. But consistent watering remains a concern in the garden.