In the Garden: Growing Citrus Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — True of false. You can’t grow citrus trees in Oregon. Answer: False. You can definitely grow them, but you have to bring them inside from about October to April. And when you bring them inside, there are a few things you need to do so you can get some fruit. A lot … Continue reading »

Family Suspects Watermelon as Culprit

LEBANON, Ore. — The family of an Oregon girl who died from E. coli believes the infection could be traced back to watermelon. While that hasn’t been confirmed, there are things you can do to protect yourself. Serena Profitt and two other children got sick after they reportedly ate watermelon from a Lebanon Walmart. Health … Continue reading »

Heat Impacts Fruits and Vegetables

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The hot weather mixed with severe drought conditions is impacting fruits and vegetables in the Rogue Valley. With the hot sun beating down on crops across southern Oregon, one might think the crops would be dried up, but farmers said with the proper irrigation, some of their crops are even being … Continue reading »

Pesky Insect Damages Local Fruit

TALENT, Ore. — A fruit pest is more prevalent this year in the Rogue Valley. The spotted wing drosophila is a tiny bug.  It damages fruit by injecting eggs under the peeling of ripened fruit.  When the eggs hatch, maggots appear. The infected fruit is hard to detect at first. It starts as a pin … Continue reading »

Orange Juice Sales at 15-Year Low

(CNN) — It appears Americans are drinking less orange juice. According to the Wall Street Journal, orange juice consumption is at a 15-year low. It cites a report from the Florida Department of Citrus. High prices are partly to blame. A gallon of O.J. will run you about $6 today compared to just over $4 … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Plant Fruits and Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — You might be busy enjoying your favorite fruits and berries this time of year. But now’s the time to plant fruit trees and berries so they’re ready for next year. Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how to get started in the garden.

In the Garden: Gardens in Containers

EUGENE, Ore. — Container gardening is a lot of fun, and you can grow more things than you think in a container. It’s also great if you don’t have much space and want to bring a little nature to a storefront, patio, or a deck. Some plants that grow well in containers are raspberry shortcake, … Continue reading »