More rain today.
Lawns showing the wet as are many gardens.
Mowed the last of the leaves.
Have at least 6 inches of leaf mulch in the flower beds.
Spring bulbs starting to show.
Dec. 1 soon, temp records show
this year warmer than 2011.
Weather the next few days, lows of around
40 and highs of around 55, so not much change.
Looks like a few days of rain.
Protect faucets, drain hoses, drain
Us leaves or mulches to protect roses,
blueberries, any plants in pots.
Not to bad of a weekend.
Quite a bit of rain this past week.
Leaves are almost all down.
Mowed/mulched most of the weeds, yeah.
Lawn mowed again but looks really nice.
Clean the roof.
Added mow-be-gone. Moss growing
already on a new roof, grrrrrrrr. Roof is
too expensive an investment to not
keep it clean.
Dig some limb pruning on low tree branches.
The tree causing the moss will be gone
in a couple months.
Happy Thanksgiving to our many
friends around the world.
The world is a marvelous place, with wonderful
people and traditions that keep people close.
Enjoy all of the great local produce that we
have grown this past year.
During the holiday season, any extra produce
or canned produce can be used by all
of the food distribution centers, family
or dear friends.
While I was getting wood for the fireplace, I noticed
a huge growth of mushrooms growing in the lawn.
From early fall until hard freezes, the Oregon weather
provides the perfect environment for mushrooms,
both fall and spring. The Oregon mushrooms like a
moist soil and usually some sort of decomposing
rganic material. In the area of my lawn, there is a lot
of mulched grass and leaves. If lawns have been
renovated, the decomposing lawn, or organic mulch
is prime for growing mushrooms. The mushrooms
are signs of natural decomposition. BE AWARE that
many mushrooms are very poisonous. Talk with
someone that is skilled in mushroom identification.
According to a local expert, some of the good opens
can have bad look a likes. BE CAREFUL. The best
solution to mushrooms is to leave them. IF there is
a chance of human or animal consumption, just take
a rake and rake them out of the lawn.
Another pretty good weekend.
Take advantage of the large amounts of
leaves that are falling this year, especially
the large maple leaves.
Mulch with the lawn mower, bag and move to
the flower or garden area; leave in the garbage
bags, add a nitrogen source let decompose over
the winter; collect the leaves from along many of
the roads ways or even request leaves from the
local leaf removal --public works agencies. Most
leaves SHOULD be clean but beware some may
have small chemical residue. If any concern,
let compost for 6-9 months.
Hazelnut harvest pretty much done, medium to good yields. A few late apple and winter pears. Nice crop of Asian pears. Local farm stands, some go until Thanksgiving. Local farmers markets have moved
indoors in many locations. Winter annual weeds coming back very strong.
Recent grass seed and winter wheat plantings doing very well with the localized rain. Many local cole crops - broccoli doing very well still. Warm season crops, unless protected
- rained or frozen out.
A few more days of good weather.
Leaves are really falling and need to be removed
from lawns; they can be raked into the flower
bed; or placed on the garden in 6 inch depth,
covered with black plastic so the worms
can decompose the leaves by spring time.
I you have oak or black walnut, mix with
other leaves or compostable materials.
Grass seed and wheat growing well. Some fields in prep for seeding and planting. Some apples, some Asian pears, some hazelnuts being harvested. Winter annual weeds germinating. Cole crops doing well, but some cold weather happening the next few days. A few tomatoes and peppers found this week.
If you look at the newspaper, we are ahead in all areas.
of precipitation. Precipitation - month to date;
normal precip. to date; precip.since 10-1.
All are in the positive range.
Time to mow the lawn and mulch the leaves. I was
able to mulch 50% of the leaves from 4 huge
trees, it just took time to mulch the leaves.
Easier than raking the leaves.
If you have any celery, cut and dry.
LOTS of winter annual weeds are just starting
to grow; hoe, or cover with 6 inches of mulch;
layers of paper or cardboard.
Hazelnut harvest near done. Some late apple and Asian pears. Fresh produce stands, pretty strong use by public, but weekend rains have slowed pumpkin sales. Most farm stands finish this time of year or around Thanks giving, call before heading out. Cole crops continue to produce nice product. Grass seed, cover crops and winter grains have germinated and continue to grow very nicely.