I have some very fond memories of watching my grandmother, mom, and aunt can, but I was really too young to understand or appreciate all their hard work until I took up the art for myself. The canning ‘bug’ hit me when I was pregnant with our first son Elijah. I’m pretty sure I drove… Read More.
The story begins in 1958 when OSU breeder Tex Frasier sent a few trial seeds to the Hanley Farm Research Station. The seeds were a cross between a Campbell Soup and a Oxheart varieties resulting in the Medford tomato. On a summer day in the 1960s, Clarence Holdridge, a Bagley Cannery fieldman while inspecting a… Read More.
Nothing beats harvesting your own greens for a salad. They are very easy to grow and compared to supermarket prices, quite economical. You can start your greens from seed or plant starts. We offer a large selection of mixed greens and lettuces, you can check out our varieties under the ‘Classic Vegetables’ and ‘Heirloom Vegetables’… Read More.
Hey, it’s time for the Second Annual KMED Plant Nerd Night! This is a great opportunity to hang out with fellow plant nerds, learn about new and exciting plants, and well just have some plain old good fun! In my opinion gardeners are among the happiest and most fun lovin’ group of folks on the… Read More.
Come out and Visit If your like me, your garden is more than just a place where you grow some flowers and food, its more like a good friend. A good friend that I tend to neglect when the weather gets cold. I can see it from some of the windows in our house, but… Read More.
I know, I know, why in the world would you want to cook down a pumpkin, when you can easily buy it in a can? Well here’s my two cents worth on why. #1 The taste is AMAZING and who doesn’t want the best tasting pie or bread or whatever? #2 It’s more nutritious… Read More.
This is the BEST basil dressing recipe that I’ve tried. Not super good for you with all that Mayo, but it’s okay to splurge sometimes right? I tend to use whatever basil I have in abundance, but my personal fave’s are Sweet, Napoletano, and Thai. Try it with your favorite variety and tell me what… Read More.
The 36th Annual Spring Garden Fair, hosted by the Jackson County Master Gardeners, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at the Expo in Central Point. Admission is $3, free for children 15 and under. The arena will… Read More.
Paul & I have been asked to speak at the 1st Annual Plant Nerd Night. At first I was reluctant to say yes as I rate public speaking right up there with getting a root canal or attending traffic court, but when I heard that Stan Mapolski ‘The Rogue Gardener’ will be the Master of Ceremonies… Read More.
Mint is one of those plants that gardeners seem to love to hate. Not because of its many fantastic uses but because of its ability to spread and take over. I admit that it does seem to have lofty ideas about taking over the world but I truly can’t imagine a garden without mint. What… Read More.