Sunday, January 29, 2012
classes, get two apple trees.
We are nearing spring.
Spring plants are pushing buds.
Bulbs and daffodils pushing.
Continue pruning, continue fungicide sprays.
Do weed control during the dry periods.
Cold weather is needed, yes NEEDED
for the next two months.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
30 and 52 inches of snow in the
mountains. Yeah for the snow.
Sunny today - plants keep growing
and buds keep expanding.
Garlic growing well.
Many co,e crops still growing well.
OCCUPY GARDENS AND FARMS.
OSU Extension has lot of great
educational classes, see their web site.
Great Oregon Hazelnut meeting in Portland.
Commercial hazelnut pruning calls -
Shedd on Feb. 2 starting at 9 am.
For more info 541 344-1709.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Lane County Monthly Review - January
Flooding last week. Mainly in low areas.
Mohawk - fences knocked over due to
fences in the wrong areas.
McKenzie River - Hazelnuts - about 20 acres
under a foot of water, low areas.
Peaches - January 15 - had started to grow
Blueberries - top apical buds had broken
Peonies - 1 inch tall, cover with leaves to
slow their growth.
Bushes in warm areas - 1/4 bud growth.
Some areas, last week over 6 inches of rain.
Sump pumps barely running , which means
the soil profile is still filling with water.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
pruning class. Great weather. We
had 23 people in Florence, one of the
biggest classes ever. We were able
to cover apples, plums, peaches and pears.
Saturday at Thistledown we will be
covering apples, peaches, blueberries
starting at 10 am.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Prune back the over grown cabbage, Brussells
sprouts, chard and they will keep growing.
Lawn is getting long is some areas of the yard.
The leaf mulch is dong well.
Lawn mower mulched leaves are decomposing well.
Select a few new selections.
Go "wild" this year - plant something different.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
people viewing my Blog. As of 1-1-2012
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Time to start ordering from the catalogs.
Be aware that the prediction is that 2012
will be similar to the last two springs
( I know a big boooo.) To work with this
information, plan on planting transplants
rather than seeds. Seeds have a harder time
germinating if the soil is cool. Plan on
planting cole crops, lettuce, chard and other
cool season crops. Transplants give an added
benefit of surviving cool weather.