Monday, April 30, 2012

According to the previous weather forecast - they did a
good job of saying a wet and cool spring.  "We thought
that it was going to be different, a little but still wet and
cool, HOWEVER, we have had a few good days, just
enough to get us excited and then.......rain.
So far fruit trees look like a pretty good crop, some
pollination issues but in general, good pollination.
Cole crops doing OK, but the warm season crops... still
soil temps nearing 60 but with temps eve 45- 60 day time
 it is tough to get good soil temps to raise w/o black plastic,
 tarping or cool frame and hoop houses.  Time to put up
"pop ups" in the garden.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Weather still up an down.
Better weather looking to next week, 45 eve
and 60 day time so a bit warmer, but the wet
weather will continue to create diseases but
 it will slow down the insects.
Anyone with warm season veges in yet?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Apple scab, EFB.  The next week is going to be cool and
wet according to the weather forecast.
Small greenhouses or plastic to keep water
off the soil is REALLY looking like a good idea.
Good time for planting cole crops, lettuce,
and most transplants. Temps 45-65 is still
pretty cold. 
For cherry tomatoes - cover with plastic
 or use walls of water , or black plastic for
added warmth, or even lots of full milk jugs.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wetness and warm weather bring
 on the various diseases
-be aware.  Especially with pear, apple
and strawberry blooming time.
Good air circulation, resistant varieties
 or chemical protections.

I see a lot of international visits.  Welcome. 

I would be interested in knowing where you
are from and how you found this Blog?
Ross Penhallegon - Oregon

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More weather and ....

Wow, a whole new blogger set up, hope
this works now that it has changed greatly.

Grrrrrr, Change is a pain.

Weather is up and down some more, 45-65
degrees, not much good other than for the cole
crops that hopefully got out in this past weekend.
Keep the lawn mowed, it is just going crazy with
the spring temps and rain.

Maybe time to put down plastic or tarps on the
garden to get some dry soil.

The Master Garden spring plant sale was a big
success - thanks to all who volunteered and
bought great plants.

Monday, April 23, 2012


More great weather today, cloudy tomorrow and then......., don't say it!!!!!!
Till,till, till
Plant, plant, plant
Beets are doing good.
Garlic - the best I have seen in years.
Good bloom will have to wait to see about pollination.
Peas now ding well with the sunny weather.

Control the lesser celandine.
Lawns growing crazy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Great weekend

Apples blooming.
Pears and cherries full bloom.
Prunes - near done blooming.
McKenzie River valley - about 5 days behind.
Bend - about one and half weeks behind the valley.
Plant away during this good weather, at least
the cole crops. Soil temps still cool for warm
season without some protective covering.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My spring be upon us!

Master Gardener Plant Sale, EWEB. 500 East 4thAve, starts at 11 am.
Lots and lots of great plant materials.
I am gone until May 15th after today.

Cherry and pears blooming.
Peach and prune - not very good pollination
due to rain.
Hazelnuts - leafing out.
Garlic - doing very well.
Soil still very wet. Some garden peas going in.
Transplants of cole crop type plants being planted
in low numbers.
some signs that Bartlett pears will have a heavy
infection of coastal cedar rust - pink spots on the bloom.
Weeds and lawns going crazy.
Apples pushing buds.
Timing wise - we are still pretty close to NORMAL
timing this year.
Looking forward to parts of four days with sunshine.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Time to take a short break.
Time to plant some transplants.
Time to plant a few hardy seeds.
Time to go the Lane County MG
plant sale at EWEB down town
and Earth Day this Saturday morning
and get the BEST plants, best veggies,
great plants, tools, garden books and
gardening information.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Now what

More rain.
Better weather than Klamath Falls,
which had rain, sleet, hail and snow yesterday.
Seeds are coming up.
Tree fruits continue to develop.
Berries are developing well.
Tulip, daffodil are showing blooms well.
Lawns growing very fast, many are
full of weeds. The weeds should be
removed. The use of weed and feed
is not a good product to use.
Garlic is almost 12 inches tall.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Good weather

Good weather for a few days.
Get the lawn mowed.
Prep all of the garden tools.
Our avocado seeds have finally
sent down roots in the glass of
water after two months-- slower growers.
Garlic doing very well.
Control lesser calendine - very
bad this year.
Lots of calls coming into the MG Hotline,
people are anxious to start gardening.
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. ~ Master
Gardener Hotline: 541-344-0265
Drop in's - 783 Grant.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4

Finish pruning.
Keep up with fungicide sprays.
More snow, sleet, hail, rain with a small
bit of sunshine. April 4th - wow.
Hope that the night temps remain
just above 33 degrees.
Plant lots of flowering pollen plants to
get the predatory insects and pollinizers
out early for the prune and cherries.
Patience, just more patience.
Time for fire, a good gardening book.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Be aware of EFBlight. How ever - the
cold weather needs to be drier.
Rain off and on to Thursday with
a hopeful break Monday.
Small greenhouses looking really good right now.
Soil VERY wet.
Grass in lawns growing wild also.
Try planting transplants.
Prep soil by removing weeds.
Add compost or any organic matter.
If this year is going to be weird, start putting
extra canned produce away each month
we we don't get behind.