Today, December 21st is the official first day of winter and for gardeners a turning point in the calendar. This is the shortest day of the year with each day after being just a bit longer bringing more light. The shortened days and longer nights signal a time of rest in the plant and… Read More.
Did you know that fall gardening is possible in most of the pacific northwest? In fact, some of the best vegetables are produced during the warm days and cool nights of fall. These growing conditions add a touch of sweetness to kale and collards and they are actually improved by a touch of frost. Our… Read More.
Earlier today, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-12, requiring certain retail businesses to cease operations, and ordering other businesses to comply with work-from-home and telework requirements, or impose social distancing in the workplace. While for us here on the farm not much has changed in our daily lives my heart certainly goes out… Read More.
You’re not the only one hard at work in your garden! Pollinators have a vital and important role to play there as well and for many years have been our unsung heroes, busily doing their job while we sit back and take all the credit. In recent years we’ve seen a decline in our pollinator… Read More.
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.