Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Garlic getting rust bad but will soon be harvested.
Ripe - cherries, strawberries, raspberries, some early blues, currant and gooseberries.
Yes it is summer time.
Need everyone's good vibs from 8-10 tomorrow AM. Meeting with LCC!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Box elder bugs

Plants are growing very nicely.
Lots of box elder bugs. For controls - see Kezi In the Garden for 6/29/2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Shallow soil is dry but deep soil is still wet.
Tomatoes, pumpkins - like the warm weather.
Dang deer wiping out my green beans :(
Garlic nearing harvest time.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Continue to pick strawberries and cherries.
Visit the local farm stands and farmers market.
Continue to plant. Irrigation will be needed soon.
Wild warm season plants are coming up so that is a good sign summer is here.
Some blueberries over 1/2 inch already in size.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More insects

More codling moths and more filbertworms
Warm season veges doing very well.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Yesterday - 6 codling moths caught. Last week - 50 caught in Harrisburg.
2 filbertworms - Springfield, small and immature
Garlic - gray mold, white mold, orange rust and leaf problems

Monday, June 21, 2010


Warm season plants still slow growing due to cool night temps.
Grapes really growing strong.
Grass, lawns and weeds still almost out of control.
Lesser celandine weed doesn't like mowing.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Saturday there was a trap with 50 codling moths. So Harrisburg must be where they are all at.
Also, saw vinegar flies in a trap. The ones looked like the regular vinegar fly not the spotted wind drosophila, so GET THE SWD traps out asap near the berry and cherry crops.

Friday, June 18, 2010


A great weekend to go to the farmers market, down town Eugene. Fridays visit the SPrigfield FM, down town, by the museum.
Beans and pumpkins are coming up from seed. The seeds are signs that the weather and soil are above 60 degrees.

Plant away. The soil surface is getting dry so check in the PM to see how dry the soil is.


strawberries getting better each day.
Raspberries -near ready. Still no codling moths. They may have been drowned out!
Many cherries suffering from dead bud..Psuedomonas syringina entered the flower bud as it was freezing and killed the bud. Next spring, chuck fall spray.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Look out for botrytis (gray mold) on blueberries. Use a good fungicide to protect the new foliage and berries.
Peaches and apples sizing nicely. Initial hazelnut crop - looks very good.
Keep up with mowing the lawn.
Weed still growing at a fast rate.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Plant, plant, plant

Now that the weather has changed, time to plant.
Some soil is still wet.
No codling moth or cherry fruit.
Protect tender transplants or seedlings.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Wow, sun and it was actually warm.
No codling moth. Have to check the pheromone.
Soil still very moisture.
Strawberries - being harvested but not a dark red.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


It could be snowing :)
Apple and pear that are out there are sizing and need thinning.

Codling moth and cherry fruit fly have been recorded up north. No recent catches.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Gee, at least least some peoples plants are growing!!!!
Few apples or plums this year. Blue and straw berries doing very good. Cole crops are bolting due to the warm and cold weather. Most plants are still in the leaf stage.

Monday, June 7, 2010


According to OSU phenology reports, strawberries are 5-7 days later at ripening than Normal.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


The soil should NOT be wet or it will rot the seeds. My soil was just right today but waiting a few days will be OK. Check the Facebook - Garden Hints for the most uptodate on what is happening in the garden. If you can squeeze water out of soil, it is too wet. It is still cool for eggplant, pumpkins and peppers.

Strawberries and mosquitoes

Strawberries being picked. Pray for sunny weather the next 6 weeks!
Lots of spittle bugs and slugs and snails.
Cherry fruit fly - out in Portland. I think our insects have drowned!!!!
Mosquitoes love the water - dump out old buckets.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Plant away

The weather is suppose to break so head to the local farmers market or garden store to pick up garden plants and - plant away.
Lawns are over grown.
Weeds are out of control.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


In the last two weeks I have emptied my rain gauge twice, 3 1/2 inches twice.
No codling moth other than a quick emergence May 14-15.
Cherry fruit was found up north and in Hood River. They are drowning down here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Say what

Strawberries are actually ripening.
We don't need any more rain for four weeks for the strawberry crop.
Cherry fruit arrived in Hood River today.
Time to check the codling moth traps again after a few warm days.