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Thank God I’m a Country Boy April 13, 2012

Thank God I’m a Country Boy April 13, 2012

This week was incredible.  I got to build roads, worked in the greenhouse–or propagation house– as a friend likes to correct me, attended a school board meeting and a meeting of the Board of directors of an irrigation district.  I looked out the window a lot because of the heavy rains we’ve been having here. […]

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You asked for it–now get ready for summer

Zucchini Wine isn’t all that difficult to make–actually none of the country wines will challenge you that much.  Just for the sake of clarity, let’s define country wines that are those made from other fruit than grapes.   Four pounds of ripe zucchini   Two Oranges, Two lemons   One thing about zucchini is that […]

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Making your own seed starting pots

I saw this little tip for making seed-starting pots from newspaper so I thought I’d pass it along.  It is made from a double fold of newsprint.  Choose only the black print, because it is printed with soy ink, something that can’t hurt the soil.  The colored papers and print are made with heavy metals, […]

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2012 Oregon Cutting Horse Show schedule

2012 Oregon Cutting Horse Show schedule

Cutting horses are part athlete, part ballet and part poetry.  I suppose there are people who don’t enjoy watching them work, but I’m inclined to want to check their pulse.  Several of the shows are in Southern Oregon, just a short drive from most towns.  Lew Lawless says he has installed 50 new permanent stalls […]

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Forest Service Funds Restoration Projects in Oregon

The Forest Service announced last week that Lake County, Oregon will receive $3.5 million for forest restoration. Funding for projects in Malheur and Deschutes counties was also announced last week by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Jim Walls is the director the Lake County Resources Initiative. He says there are about half a million acres in […]

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What size greenhouse is right for you?

What size greenhouse is right for you?

When the summer and fall growing seasons end, some folks have difficulty giving up working the garden.  Others feel they need a rest and are happy to give the garden a good cover crop to protect soils during winter months.  However, there are those that keep on producing food throughout the year and are happy […]

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Optimizing greenhouse production

Greenhouse bedding plant growers can save themselves time, money or possibly both by giving cuttings in propagation more light, according to a Purdue University study. Flower growers use cuttings from Central America and Africa to start spring bedding plants in greenhouses during winter and early spring. Those cloudy days and cool temperatures make propagation time- […]

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A short discussion on greenhouses to help you decide what you need.

Let’s talk a little about the types of greenhouses.  It will be good to begin with a definition of just what a greenhouse actually is. The typical green house can be constructed in many different ways, but one thing is that it is a “confined” gardening area.  Regardless of the types of plants you intend […]

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Video: Josephine county young farmers

Video: Josephine county young farmers

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GMorOkgkjc

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