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THINGS TO DO                                            February 2019 

   1.     In quarts: Blueberries, Olives, Figs, Grapes, Blackberries,  Boysenberries, Raspberries, Pomegranate, & Hops. We will have those through March and then pot up what we don't sell. 

2.     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.

3.     Fruit trees are all canned up. They can be reserved. Meanwhile, we 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.  

4.     You can still plant fall vegetables now for an early spring harvest. Lots of flowering fall-winter flowers in stock too. Soon the early spring stuff will be here.  

5.     Seed Potatoes are here.  Red, purple and Yukon Gold. Our guide is above with a link to the website. It's best to let them get eyes with some roots and then plant them in late February or early March. 

6.     Gophers can have 3 or more litters a year and it only takes them a few months to get up to breeding size. Get them now with traps, smoke bombs, or poison. We also have gopher baskets. Great for protecting fruit trees, artichokes and other tasty crops.  A preemptive attack will save trouble later. Wait until spring and it's a battle.

  7.     The last spray for peaches and nectarines for Peach Leaf Curl is in February BEFORE the buds come out. Use a Horticultural Oil to kill overwintering insects on all fruit trees. Use Liqui-Cop 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

both 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. 

8.     Time to prune all of your roses if you haven't already. Ours are already leafing out. Don't be afraid to prune hard. Hey, it's a rose. What can happen? It will just put on more growth and give you more flowers. 

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.

 10.   Time to start dividing plants like Daylilies and other perennials. Just cut off the old growth, get an old sharp knife or nursery knife and either pry or cut them apart. It's best to cut some of the old roots off the bottom so it's easier to divide. 10.   Time to start dividing plants like Daylilies and other perennials. Just cut off the old growth, get an old sharp knife or nursery knife and either pry or cut them apart. It's best to cut some of the old roots off the bottom so it's easier to divide.

11.   Whack back perennials now. Cut off the old or dead foliage. Soon the new leaves will be coming up.

12.    Get your seeds started in February inside your house, greenhouse or cold frame to get them ready for your spring garden. (4-6 weeks before the last frost depending on where you live.)

 
  
 

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