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.
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
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