Saturday, February 26, 2011

Next three weeks

The next three weeks I will be in and out of areas where computer usage may be very limited. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Next week

This next week is cold, colder, wet, cold,freezing.
Cleaning up prunings. Finish prunings.
Go skiing.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rain and snow

The weather is as weird as it could b;, raining, sleet and snow all at the same time. Time for a good book and fire.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beautiful day

Another beautiful day.
Buds keep pushing.
Pea planting time.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hard to beleive

It is February 20. If the colder weather can LAST, yes last for 10 more days, typically the tree fruits can start to bloom. We are at least two weeks ahead of normal. Too early for plum and perunes to bloom.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Lawns are starting to grow again.
Plan to mow in the next few weeks.
Soil is very wet again. If you need to plant peas, cover the soil with plastic and plant in 2-3 weeks.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Its Happening

Spring broke, buds are breaking, peonies are coming up and the weather turns cold and we looking at the forecast of even snow on the valley floor.
Snow is the best solution as it would protect any soil crop or plants - great insulation. If the temp drops below 30 for any length of time -- a lot of the crops are TOAST!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More rain and cold

Yeah - the mts need a lot more snow and the soil was starting to get dry!!
Fields around the region were being tilled, which is actually normal for this time of year.
Mescalin salad, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts still going well.
Growth on tree fruits has slowed a bit. It was actually snowing in the foot hills and cold, below 33 degrees tomorrow.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be aware

The flu is going around.
Plants continue to develop and buds are expanding, root crops growing quite fast.
Rhubarb,peonies may need fertilizing in the next two weeks.
Try NOT to fertilize the lawn. The lawns are about ready to grow on there own.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Good weekend

Enjoy the great weekend.
No working,just goof off.
Willamette Valley Tree Fruit Growers Meeting at Roths IGA in West Salem at 9:00 am.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More cold and warm

More cold and warm weather coming.
Plants continue to develop. 20 more days and we can breath easier. Hopefully!!!
Plums in the city are blooming. Daffodils - flowering.
Lesser calendaine - a weed has come back. Control ASAP.

Monday, February 7, 2011

We are spoiled

With the nice weather, we have gotten used to the great weather. We really NEED the rain. We are 6 inches under!!! We need a lot of rain.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Great weekend

Another great weekend.
As we look at what is happening around the US and world,it is only time before these weather events, floods, rains, snow will hit the Pacific Northwest. Being prepared is a great idea.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More cold weather

All last night it was below 30 degrees, and again tonight.
Pears still showing bud and leaf damage.
Cover peonies, roses, and mulch asparagus.