DO DECEMBER 2018
1. In quarts: Blueberries, Olives,
Figs, Blackberries, Boysenberries,
Raspberries, 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 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. 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
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 battle.
In mid to late December, 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 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. The next spray times are mid-January and then mid-February.
8. Did you turn off all your
automatic time clocks?
9. The winter storms are coming and
with them the wind. Have you checked your staked trees? It's a shame to see a
tree that the wind snapped off because the stakes broke. Ideally, two stakes
should be used on either side of the tree to allow the tree to move a bit and
thereby help it to get stronger. We have lodge poles as well as bamboo and wood
stakes along with tree ties.
10. Shop local! Check out our gift
store for your Christmas and other gift shopping. Lots of stocking-stuffers in
stock. A gift certificate is the perfect idea for that hard to shop for person.
Gift certificates will be honored whether the nursery is sold or not.