Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Plum, peach and quince blooms
are really pushing.
Get the copper or lime sulfur spray on ASAP.
Then a couple days later, put on
the dormant oil to smother mites,
scale, aphids.

All plant signs point to spring coming
even tho it is February 27th.

Monday, February 25, 2013

It is February 25, if yiu are going to start
seedlings, start them in the next week, so
 they are ready around March 25-April 5.

Figure planting the seeds to transplant
around 4-6 weeks.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cold weather fizzled this weekend.
Snow on a lot of the low passes.
Haskap or honeysuckle buds  really pushing.
Garlic now 8-10 inches tall.

Daffodils - 8 inches tll, no flower buds yet.
One big apple tree to prune.
Many pruning classes still, go the OSU Lane
Co Extension web site for pruning claasses
and upcoming  Sustainable landscape
classes in mid April.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cold in the AM again, so peas can
be considered but........
Spring bloomers blooming.
Tulips and daffi's showing flower buds.
The more I look, the more massive the
moss is this year (actually he wetness
of the last three going n four wet springs.)

Great article on local foods, about 
Camas Country grain and flour.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Here it is Feb. 17 and the weather has
been pretty good.  We need to wait until
around March 15 before we start to plant. 
Patience --- patience.

Continue to weed the growing beds.
Keep the lawn mowed.
Day temps are above 50 so we are
gaining on positive degree days.

Control mow in lawns and on the roof.

Blueberries, peaches and plums
have very expanded fruit buds.

Monday, February 11, 2013

More good pre garden weather.
Lots more pruning classes.
Many great gardening classes going on around
Oregon and especially in Lane County.
Photina - lots of leaf spot so use copper
to clean up and clean  the new tissue.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weather is leaning toward time to work outside.
Finish pruning, clean up pruning sticks.
Lawns still in a rest stage but not
     for much longer.
Get weed sunder control in the garden and raised beds.
Chard still doing well.
Start indoor seedlings in the next
month.   Take a trip to the nearby ski hills.
Visit  warmer climate, spring is coming soon!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weather is getting better.
Still need to kind of wait until
after Feb.15th to plant.
To start indoor/transplants plants,
plant about 45 days
before they need to go outside.  Remember
however that the last three years it has
been July before we could plant outside.

After mowing n November, the lawn
still does not need mowing but check weekly.

Weather above 50 degrees, we gain degree days.
Everyday above 50 degrees F.,brings us closer
to plants starting to grown aggressively again.

Garlic up over 7 inches, flower bulbs up 2-3
 inches.  Leafy cole crops still doing fine.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The lawns look like they have slowed
down or even had some damage.  My front
lawn was almost ready to mow in early
January, now the lawn is shorter.....some
freeze damage.

Water plants in greenhouses or under the
house eves. 

Continue to control weeds in garden and
raised beds.

Control moss on the roof.