Monday, February 15, 2010

In the Spring Mode

It's just mid February, though it's feeling like full spring in Southern Oregon. Seems like we are about a month ahead of normal--whatever normal is. In the lower elevations, you can go ahead and plant peas and start planting bareroot. Now is a great time to stop by your local nursery to see what they have. If you haven't pruned your roses--now is the time. If you do use an oil on your fruit trees, in the lower elevations it's close to being too late. In the higher elevation, you've got about a month.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Early Spring?

February in Southern Oregon has been interesting so far. Yesterday it was in the sixties and today it was cold and foggy. In the lower elevations you can go ahead and plant peas on the 15Th. For higher elevation you should wait a month. In the Grants Pass area, Forsythia and quince are getting ready to bloom. You can cut both of them now and bring them indoors and in a few days you will have spring bloom indoors.