Sunday, November 28, 2010

Get Ready

Get ready for the holidays.
Put the garden to bed.
Harvest cole crops weekly.
Do the final rake of leaves.
Mulch the plants you want protect.
Harvest Brussell's sprouts.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Holiday

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cold weather

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Use some of the garden produce for dinner.
Time to enjoy family and friends for the next 4 days.
On black Friday, get some extra food items for food storage.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Protect plant with mulch.
Watch for prolong cold and bare ground with will damage plants in pots and in the ground.
Apply straw or mulch around roses, carrots, turnips, chard, lettuce and other cole crops.
Tie spirally plants to keep the snow from breaking branches.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pre holidays

Protect tools from the rain.
Protect cole crops with cloche or small plastic greenhouse.
Use remaining veges for holiday dinners and meals.
Protect outside water faucets.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Sign up for the Master Gardener program ASAP
Challenge - since the economy is bad: buy 1 case of water and 10 cans of food.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Winter holidays

Continue to keep leaves under control, ie - rake, mow or mulch leaves.
Look out for cutworms, ie- Bt or carbaryl if numbers are over 15 per sq foot.
Tie up bushy shrubs with rope to prevent ice damage.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Beautiful day.
Still good crops of broccoli, Brussels sprout, lettuce, chard, sage, parsley, celery, cabbage head and regrowth.
Lots of leave have follow in the last week.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Rake the down leave as it is too wet to mow them.
Prune florabunda and tea roses to about 3 feet o protect against winter damage and then 6 inches in February.
Cole crops still doing well.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Warm, old, wet, dry.
The Master Gardener office is open M-
TH 10-1, 2-5. We are getting clients to bring samples but we can accommodate more people.

There is still rooms for people interested in become
Master Gardeners, in Lane County or around the US! Just contact your local county Extension office. Lane Co is 541 344-0265. Call ASAP.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


More cutworms showing up.
Lawns slowing down.
Wait to prune trees until they are
dormant or have lost their leaves.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Most plants loosing leaves.
Cutworms in lawns excessive - use Bt or carbaryl.
Lawns really affected by cutworms - eating the lawn leaves.

Monday, November 1, 2010


November is a great month.
Lawns to bed.
Flower beds weeded and mulched.
Prune roses down to 3 foot tall.
Wrap scraggly bushes with cord to protect them from wind wind, ice and snow.
Wrap arborvitae bushes.
Clean gutters.
Control moss in lawns and on roofs.