Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Anyone out there have any pomegranate
bloom this year, in the Pacific Northwest?

More great weather for the next six days.
Beans finally producing well.
Chard riddled with leave miner.
Huge kohlrabi.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Great stir fry weather - zucchini,
green beans, onions, celery, tomatoes,
peppers. What a great time of the year!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beautiful Weather

Great weather for August.
Be glad we were not on the east coast- another
good reason to have a few days worth of food,
water, medical supplies. We never know when
disaster will happen.
Learn how to preserve what we are growing.
Crops all doing well.
See the bi weekly KEZI "In The Garden" news hints,
on Tues and Thur., 5:20 pm, or review on KEZI

Friday, August 26, 2011

:) :) :)

Another great summer day.
Grapes sizing nicely.
Pears near ready.
Great night for stir fry veggies, oh so good.
Irrigate in this heat.
Lawns going dormant.
Blueberries showing some sun bun and leaf burn.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More good news

Plum, if any are ripe.
Peaches ar4e great tasting.
Early apples - gravenstein and lodi,
really good.
Blueberries - some of best in a long
time and good yields.
Insects - still in low numbers.
Spotted wing drosophila - have been
around the three county area, but not
in much fruit.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer, summer, sumer

Some lawns going dormant.
Cedar and madrone trees under water stress.
Don't over water oak trees int he yard.
Great weather.
Sustainable landscape classes coming up
in Sept. Call 541 344-5859.
Master Gardener applications -
pick one up now for the 2012 class.
Become a local expert.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Sept. 22, 2:30-6:30 pm. Extension Celebration. Celebrating new partners. Come celebrate that the Extension Service is this here and working with many partners. Find out how you can help us remain strong in the community. Booths, door prizes, educational activities and great food by the MFPs.

Great grapes

Grapes are really sizing, but they have many sizes due to a long pollination time, and powdery mildew is showing up. Cut some of the vegetation to let in the air.
Irrigation is needed with the warm weather - dig the soil to see how much waster is needed. Green beans are really coming in. The next 2-3 weeks look very productive.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tomatoes turning color

Tomatoes, many which are still green, but we see the firsts ones turning yellow.
Cherry toms have been red for almost two weeks. The next two weeks, if the weather holds, tomatoes galore!
Green beans, beets, doing well; cole crops have been slow this year.
Zucc, summer squash, doing very well. Corn - finally. Peas - still doing very well, but most plants are turning brown due to the hotter weather.
The Master Gardener booth is a the LC fair, next to the EWEB watering station and the Jungle display. Drop by and ask your gardening questions.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yeah for summer

Summer continues.
Summer apples very good.
Some prunes.
Cherries - near done.
Peaches - near done.
Strawberries - near done.
Blueberries - good for another two weeks.
Blackberries - ripe and huge crop.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mid August

Veggies are doing well.
Time to irrigate again.
Gravenstein apples - ripe.
Apples and pears sizing.
Winter hard on plums.
Blueberries - huge crop.
Strawberries - some late crop.
Blackberries - ripening and
looks like a huge crop.
Great garlic crop.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Great events

Son was married Friday, great reception,
he has a great wife, great new in laws:
father very good at building canopies and
mother is a Washington MGer!
Tomatoes are ripening. Squash -
Apples look really good.
Weeds - un-controllable this year.
Some corn available.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Another great growing day.
Lots fo veges, berries and tree fruits.
Huge blueberries.
Lawns are slowing down.
Blueberries have great great -
good year for 2011 and now 2012.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Early apples now ripe.
Cherries -near done. Peaches - at farm stores.
Strawberries - near down. Raspberries - near down.
Black, blue - full picking.
Harvest garlic and dry.
Tomatoes - coming on.
Hard to say - but start winter garden.
(How can we start winter garden when summer
hasn't hardly started yet, anyway.......)

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Summer is here. Sunny days, no rain, but the evenings and mornings are still on the cool side for the second week in August.
Visit some hazelnut orchards - nuts sizing nicely but crop yi3ld looks down. The Ennis nut crop looks very good, Barcelona looks down.
Corn showing up in the local fruit stands.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Harvest continues

Harvest continues with berries, tree fruits and vegetables.
Garlic is drying back so it is ready to harvest, and dry.
Various veges doing well. Especially the cole crops.
Grapes starting to show powdery mildew.
Not many insects, but lots and lots of fungus and bacterial problems.
Clean these up ASAP.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


More ripe berries.
Peaches - will or soon be ready.
Early apples in about one to one and half weeks.
Aphids out in big numbers, the rest of the insect
populations is in smaller numbers, so far. Cucumber
beetles usually start to increase right about now.
Seeing ripe tomatoes, peas still doing well. Early zucchini
and yellow cruck neck, doing well. Garlic looks like a bumper crop.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Today while the sun shines

Raspberries and currants, nearing end of season. Raspberries - very small this year. Gargantuan blackberry crop - the wild ones are ripening. Really good.
Sad news - Sharon Detering, wife if Roger passed away July 24 and memorial last Saturday in Harrisburg.