And the news says this may be the warmest January ever. So what comes next? We can plant fruit trees, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and a whole lot more different fruits and berries for our own eating. These plants are ready for your garden.
Archive for January, 2010
We now have Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, and Plum trees for sale. Call or visit for details. 206 842-5888.
I’m walking around my garden and planning which area to plant which plant. Peas will grow in partial shade and will get tall so I need a special place for it. I usually grow 3 kinds of peas. Tall telephone for shelling and freezing, sugar snaps for eating off the vine, and Oregon sugar pods for stir frying.
Its time to prune my apple and pear trees and/or dormant spray them. If ony I can get 6 hours of no rain. I could spray for scab on fruit trees, and black spot and disease on my roses, too. Should spray horticultural oil on my plum tree, too. It got aphids last summer. I used lady bugs last summer and they did a good job eating the aphids.
Vegetable and flower seeds from Ed Hume, Territorial and Renee’s have arrived. Others will follow shortly.
It’s pruning season! Join Steve Minch for an overview of pruning tools, and basic pruning techniques.
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Class Fee: $8
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)
For more details and registration information see the Classes and Special Events section on our website.
It rained so much my garden soil is soggy. I’ll wait til the soil dries out a little before I try to turn the soil over.