THINGS TO DO
1. In quarts: Blueberries, Olives, Figs, Blackberries,
Pomegranate, & Hops. A great way to get started at an easy price.
2. We still have Strawberry plants bareroot right now - while they last.
10 for $4.
3. Yes, it's time to spray weeds. We sell Kill-Zall - same 41%
concentration as regular Roundup (which is off patent.) Spray now or
weed-eat later. Gal = $39.99.
4. We will
not be selling Bareroot fruit trees
this January. One of our main suppliers that
sold the EZ Pick fruit trees closed. We are going to hard prune them,
like they are supposed to be, and can them up. We will have the new
fruit trees available for sale in April and
they can be reserved.
Meanwhile, we still have 5 gal. apples, pears, plums,
pluots, nectarines, mulberries, almonds, pomegranates, figs pistachio,
persimmon and olives in 5 gal. ready right now from last year--many
ready to put on fruit. Lots of 1 gal. grapes available too.
5. Seed Potatoes are coming early January. Red, purple and Yukon
Gold. They are fun to grow and you can get a bunch of potatoes. (Watch out
for gophers though)
6. Speaking of gophers, looks like they are digging away in the newly
soft soil. Get them now with traps, smoke bombs, or poison. They can do a
lot of damage. We also have gopher baskets. Great for protecting fruit
trees, artichokes and other tasty crops. Gophers can have 3 or more litters
a year and it only takes them a few months to get up to breeding size. A
preemptive attack will save trouble later. Wait until spring and it's a
It's time to start spraying the peaches and nectarines for Peach Leaf Curl.
Use a Horticultural Oil
to kill overwintering insects on all fruit trees. Use
in a sprayer to treat Peach Leaf Curl or a Ready to Spray Liqui-Cop that
hooks up to a hose. Or you can mix
together at the same time. Cherries, plums, apricots, apples, pears etc.
don't get Peach Leaf curl but they have other diseases that the copper spray
works well on as a preventative. The next spray times are mid-January and
8. Time to prune all of your roses. Not sure how? We have handouts too.
Come to the rose pruning class posted above.
9. Time to also prune deciduous fruit trees--although apricots and
cherries are best done in late fall or at the end of winter (late February
or early March) to avoid blight infection. No issues with all other fruit
trees. Not sure how? We have handouts or come to the class posted above.
10. Time to plant bareroot trees and roses if they are available
bareroot. Our roses are all potted up and can be reserved. The fruit trees
will be potted up soon too. All potted plants are guaranteed.