In the Garden: Grafted Tomatoes

EUGENE, Ore. — For all you tomato lovers out there, there are tomato plants, and then there are grafted tomato plants. This powerful plant is made up of a really tasty variety of a tomato and a really vigorous root system. The root system is extremely large, which means you get a bigger plant, more … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Tomatoes

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s time to start planting your vegetables, and one of the most popular vegetables to plant is the tomato. Before you plant, ask yourself what kind of tomato do you like? Do you want ones for salsa? Sauces? Cherry tomatoes? A really good slicer? Then you want to plant it in the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Beneficial Insects

EUGENE, Ore. — Everyone wants the good bugs in their garden, and there is a difference between the good and the bad. Bees are good for your garden, but there are also great beneficial bugs, like lady bugs, lacewings and hoverflies. They will come to the garden if you plant the right plants. The reason … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Succession Planting

EUGENE, Ore. — One and done–that’s the case of the tomato plant. But there are other plants that you can get multiple crops from during the growing season. Lettuces and arugula are great. You harvest them about three or four times, and then you want to yank those and replant. Otherwise, you’ll be eating bitter … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Mason Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Every garden needs a pollinator, like the mason bee. Two or three mason bees can do the same amount of pollination as about 120 honey bees, said Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses. The reason for that is honey bees kind of accidentally pollinate. They jump from flower to flower, kind of … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Succulents and Sedums

EUGENE, Ore. — Succulents don’t only grow in the desert. They thrive in western Oregon as well. There are a lot of succulents that you can put outdoors year-round, and then some you want to make sure stay in your house during the fall and winter seasons because they won’t actually be able to survive … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Companion Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — It can be tricky designing the layout of your vegetable garden, but one thing that helps is knowing what plants grow well together. Gardeners call this companion planting. And Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses gave us some tipsĀ for planting this way. First, marigolds and lavender are great for attracting pollinators to … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fruit Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Fruit trees can be a great addition to your yard or garden. In this episode of In the Garden, we show you what fruits you can grow right here in the Willamette Valley.

In the Garden: 5 Easy Houseplants

EUGENE, Ore. — Plants can brighten any room. In this episode of In the Garden, we’ll show you five houseplants that are easy to grow.

In the Garden: Exciting Edibles

EUGENE, Ore. — There are all kind of plants you can choose for your garden, so why not choose some edible plants? In this episode of In the Garden, we show you some exciting edibles you can plant in your garden.

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