September 2022 Newsletter

The weather is now getting cooler. Fall is on the way. Long range temperature trend is for low 90’s and upper 80’s over the next couple of weeks. FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR PLANTING.
We have an excellent selection for fall planting and if we don’t have it in stock we can get it usually within a week.

Fall fertilizing should be done this month. Use a balanced fertilizer for most of your trees and shrubs. We carry16-16-16 and 15-15-15 and organic all purpose fertilizer in 6#, 25# and 50# bags. If you have only a few plants, we also have it in 1# boxes. Be sure to fertilize your deciduous plants and perennials before they show signs of dormancy. Give your tomatoes a balanced fertilizer now and you should get more production out of them for another month, maybe longer. With the cooler weather coming, trees and perennials will start to go into dormancy probably in October. Weather depending. Fertilize citrus now, then let them go through the winter without feeding, but do protect them if there is freezing weather in the winter. Use a citrus fertilizer on your citrus trees. Give roses fertilizer now and enjoy some more blooms before the winter. This should be the last feeding for your roses. Use a rose fertilizer or a balanced fertilizer for your roses. Wait to fertilize Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias until after they have bloomed. You don’t want to promote growth now because it will be at the expense of blooms in the early spring. They should be fertilized 3 times after bloom, each 30 days apart.

Winter vegetables are due this week at the nursery. We have been waiting for the weather to cool. We will continue to stock them for the next few weeks. Get them in when it is still warm enough to get development of roots and plant. Mid to late September and October are good times to plant.

Daffodil and Tulip bulbs will be in soon. I will notify as soon as they arrive. Plant them in the fall for spring blooms.

Onion Sets, Garlic bulbs, Shallots, and Elephant Garlic will be in soon. I will send out an email when they arrive.

Our bare root fruit tree list for January 2023 is now available. You can pick up one at the nursery or I can email one to you upon request. Supply is limited to what is on order. As was the case last year, we will not be adding to our order or taking any special orders on bare root trees. Supply is tight. When the trees come in, don’t delay on getting what you want. Last year we sold out quickly. BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES ARE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2023.

Continue with deep soaking of your trees and regular watering of your shrubs and plants. You can cut back on amounts now though. Nights cooler and days getting shorter so the ground does not dry out as quickly as it did in July and August. Yay!!! Fall is on the way! My favorite time of the year.

September Specials

One Gallon Lantana
$4.95 each

Halls Honeysuckle or Purple Honeysuckle
One Gallon Size
$4.95 each

One Gallon Ornamental Grasses (in parking lot)
$3.95 each

One Gallon Olives
$3.95 each

1 Gallon Trees $7.95 each. Choose from:

Liquidambar styraciflua
Southern Magnolia
Wonderful Pomegranate

All special prices are limited to stock on hand and expire September 30th.

We Hope To See You Soon,
Jeff


August Newsletter 2022

Start planning for your fall planting and maybe even get a jump on that fall planting now. Looks like we will be in for some cooler weather coming up. Mid 90’s and cool mornings and the temperatures will start trending down as the month goes on I would expect. Remember that fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs. Especially trees.
The ground is a bit hard after the summer but if you start a hole and soak it, and then dig a little more and soak it, pretty soon the hole you need for the tree or shrub is done and it is a fairly painless way to dig a hole. It’s worth the effort to get things planted in the fall. Note the diagram describing the advantages of fall planting.

Watering and Mulching

Continue to water established plants deeply for the balance of the summer and into fall. Deep soaking gives you the healthiest plants that can go through the summer and you will use less water. A drip that runs for longer time but fewer times a week will use less water and give you healthier trees and shrubs. Established plants can frequently get through with a once a week watering when the temperatures are getting into the 90’s. This is with a combination of a good layer of mulch. Check the mulch you added at the beginning of the summer, and if it is getting thin, add more to keep the moisture you are applying, in the ground. You want to have about 3 inches of mulch. This stops water from evaporating from the ground and it stays there for your plants to use. Deep soaking and mulching is the best practice for healthy plants and less water use.

Late Summer & Fall Planting

We have a very large selection of trees and shrubs for fall planting in stock as always. If you want to get a jump start and plant now, just be sure to keep the plant moist for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Water it once a day after you plant for the first week and then every three days for the balance of the season and it will do well. Be sure to use mulch so the roots stay cool and the water stays in the ground for your plant.

Fall Fertilizing

Fall fertilizing should be done in September. The weather will be cooler and the days shorter so even when we get some warm days the heat does not last as long. September is the time for fall fertilizing. Trees and shrubs will benefit from a balanced fertilizer. Citrus should be fertilized with a citrus fertilizer.
When fertilizing, water the plant the day before very well. Then fertilize the following day and water in well. Never fertilize a dry plant. It will burn it and can possibly kill it. Be ready. September will be here before you know it and the fall fertilizing is important to have healthy vigorous plants to head into the winter.

Grass Seed

Grass seed for lawns or pasture or overseeding should be done in September or October. Get it planted while it is still warm but not baking hot. The seed will germinate quickly and it will need to be kept moist while it gets established. Don’t wait too late in the season or it won’t get well enough established before the winter and may have a tough time getting through the winter. I’m ordering new stock of grass seed which should be in next week, so we will have a good supply for all planting needs.

Bare Root Fruit Trees

I have my confirmation and will start getting our bare root price list for January 2023 together. I should have the list ready by the end of the month, As soon as it is ready, I will send out an email and those who are interested can request one.

Used Pots

We are happy to take back used pots. We can re-use them for lots of the planting we do here.

August Specials

Lavender, Assorted Varieties

1 gallon $7.50

Perennials, Assorted

1 gallon $6.50

Butterfly Bush, White and Lavender

1 gallon $4.95

July has been warm this year, but that is usual for here. August looks like maybe it is going to be more seasonal without the extreme temperatures. Hopefully an early cool fall is on the way.

We hope to see you soon.
Jeff


July 2022 Newsletter

ONE GALLON PERENNIALS ON SALE – $6.50 EA. ALL IN FULL BLOOM NOW. ADD COLOR TO YOUR LANDSCAPE. PERENNIALS COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR AND BLOOM IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER. ONE GALLON LANTANA $6.50 EACH. SELECT ONE GALLON ORNAMENTAL GRASSES, $3.95 EACH. SALE GRASSES IN PARKING LOT. WHITE AND LAVENDAR BUTTERFLY BUSH, ONE GALLON $4.95 EACH. ONE GALLON LAVENDER $7.95 EACH.

This year has been a nice spring and a bit warm early summer. Looks like cooler for a little while now. All in all, it has been nice weather for your landscape whether new plantings or established plantings.

With summer here and longer days, it gives a lot of time for gardening. Do your planting early in the day or in the evening if possible so it is easier on you. Plants will handle the transplant just fine but do make sure you give additional water for the first week or two after planting to make sure it is kept well hydrated. Also be sure to mulch to hold the moisture in the ground. Water the new planting well, and then water in with Superthrive mixed in water. This will eliminate any transplant shock that may occur. Keep the plant moist but not soggy while it is getting it’s root system established. If you are using a timed drip system that runs for very short periods, you will need to supplement with a hose periodically. A slow trickle for an hour or two works well about once or twice a week along with the drip system. Mulch well around your trees and shrubs to keep the moisture in the ground. Use 3″ of mulch.

On the subject of watering whether newly planted or established plantings, when there is a spike in temperatures coming, be sure to give extra water. Make sure all shrubs and trees are well watered going into the temperature spike rather than waiting till afterwards. Sometimes the stress on the plant will be too much if too dry. Signs of not enough water will include crisp edges of leaves, wilting in the heat and perhaps shedding some foliage soon after extreme heat. If you see any of these symptoms, you probably should increase the amount of water or mulch or perhaps a combination of the two. If you see any stress on your plants, treat them with Superthrive mixed with water. This product eliminates transplant shock and also revives plants under stress. We do all of our transplanting here at the nursery during the summer months and we use Superthrive on all of our transplants and cuttings that we do.

Crape myrtles are now starting to bloom here and in landscapes. They love the heat. Although crape myrtle is a very drought tolerant plant, it will bloom much nicer with at least one good deep soak a week. Also spray for aphids if you see sticky shiny leaves. Use neem oil or an insecticide or insecticidal soap. Any of these are better sprayed in the evening so that there is no damage to the leaves from the heat of the day.

Vegetable gardens probably need fertilizing about now. If you fertilized when you planted, it’s about time to give the garden another fertilizing and then again sometime in August to keep your plants healthy and productive. Use a vegetable fertilizer for this. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers as they will cause growth at the expense of production. Organic vegetable fertilizers work well because they feed slowly and there is less chance of burning the plants in warm weather. Mulch your garden too, to hold the moisture in and use less water. If you are experiencing blossom end rot on your tomatoes and squash, add calcium to your soil. We carry oyster shell and bone meal to add calcium to the soil.

Watch for tomato worms. If you see them, use BT or Monterey Garden Insect Spray to get rid of them. Both are organic controls. Or just pull them off and get rid of them.

Hopefully the weather stays mild for the summer, as it has up to this point for the most part, with last week being the exception to that. Get out early and enjoy the cool of the morning and do some gardening. It’s a great way to start the day.

We will be closed on The 4th of July.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff


June 2022 Newsletter

June started off with nice moderate temperatures and an inch of rain this past weekend here at the nursery. Now we get a couple of days of heat and then cool back down to the seasonal temperatures for June. Next week is upper 80’s to low 90’s for highs and nice cool overnight temperatures. Great time of the year to get out early and do gardening and planting. Water things well and then let them go through the rest of the day. Mulch new plantings well and water enough so that they stay moist but not soaked.

WATERING

It’s time to pay close attention to watering. Deep soaking and watering early are the best practices. When watering trees, be sure to give established trees a deep soak once or twice a week depending on temperatures. Newly planted trees should be watered daily for the first week or so then cut back to about two or three times per week. Do not give short daily watering. Give good deep soaks. A good rule to use is to give 10 gallons of water per week for every inch of trunk diameter and be sure to soak to a depth of at least 12 inches. On larger trees you’ll want to soak to a depth of 2 to 3 feet. Use slow drip and let it run long enough to soak deep. Add 3″ of mulch around your trees and shrubs to hold the moisture in the ground and not allow it to evaporate. Mulching garden beds and vegetable gardens should also be done. Deep soaking and mulching encourages a deep healthy root system so that trees and shrubs and new plantings can go through hot spells with no adverse effects on the plant and you will use less water. For example, I am watering the new nursery orchard once a week. The trees have 3″ of mulch around them and are getting 12 gallons of water a week. When I check under the mulch, the day before watering I am still finding moisture. So I can extend the watering to every 10 days I think and still have no problems and use less water. Mulching really helps your plants.

FERTILIZING

It’s time for your second fertilizing of the season if you have not done it already. Use a balanced fertilizer for most trees and shrubs. Be sure to water your plants well the day before you are going to fertilize and then fertilize and water the fertilizer in well. DO NOT fertilize on a very hot day. It is very easy to burn plants with fertilizer if you fertilize on a very hot day. Nitrogen portion of the fertilizer moves with water and plants are moving lots of water in the heat. Fertilize in the evening and look for temperatures in low to mid 90’s as a high or less for fertilizing. Fertilize citrus trees monthly through the growing season. Use a citrus and avocado fertilizer. Rhododendrons azaleas and camellias are about due for their third and final fertilizing. They are fertilized 3 times, each 30 days apart, after they are done blooming.

CITRUS LEAF MINER

Citrus Leaf Miner can be a problem for citrus trees. It looks a bit like snail tracks in the leaf of the citrus tree and affects primarily the new growth. The new growth curls and looks shriveled with lines looking like snail trails in them. Treat this with Monterey Garden Insect Spray. We carry it. The active ingredient is Spinosad. It is OMRI listed for organic gardening. It is absorbed into the leaf and kills the leaf miner. We spray and then wait a few days and prune out the affected area. Treatment can be done weekly. This will take care of the problem.

MULCH MULCH MULCH

Be sure to mulch all new plantings and re mulch older plants. Use 3″ of mulch around your plants. Keep the mulch away from the immediate base of the plant. Mulching keeps the ground and roots of your plants cooler and holds the moisture in the soil. New plantings will do much better, no matter what the temperature, if they are watered well and mulch is used. You can cut your water use by up to 50% by mulching and your plants will do so much better. If you aren’t mulching, I would strongly advise that you do. Your plants will get through hot spells with no adverse effects, you will use less water and still have healthy happy plants. With mulching, you can plant any time of the year with no adverse effects. IT REALLY HELPS!

BLOSSOM END ROT

If you experience blossom end rot on tomatoes and squash, you want to add calcium to the soil. The bottom of the tomato and the ends of the squash will shrivel and become brown or black. If you add calcium at the first sign of this, the problem will be corrected fairly quickly.

APHIDS AND FUNGUS PROBLEMS

Aphids have been bad already this spring and may continue to be bad as the weather warms. For control of aphids, Neem Oil works well and is an organic pesticide. It also works as a fungicide so it does double duty. Use it every two weeks on roses and control aphids and fungus such as powdery mildew, rust and blackspot. It will also control aphids and powdery mildew on Crape Myrtles. We also have a product called Monterey Take Down Garden Spray. It is not organic but it works very well for controlling aphids and other insects. It is pyrethrin and canola oil. With all insecticides, be careful not to spray when bees are present. Better to spray late evening or very early morning when bees are not active, to avoid injuring bees.

HOURS ARE 9 TO 5 MONDAY – SATURDAY, 10-4 SUNDAY.

We are open everyday. Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4.

We’ve had a very nice spring this year which the plants really have liked. The inventory is full and looking good. The nursery looks beautiful. All of our plants are fully acclimated to our climate. We don’t protect them under shade cloth so they can go into your landscape and not miss a beat because they are used to the weather. We do keep shade loving plants in the shade here at the nursery.

This time of year here at the nursery we start doing lots of cleaning and maintenance in our growing ground. We shift plants from smaller pots to larger pots to grow. We will be cleaning mats and we will have many one of a kind or overstock items going into the parking lot reduced price area over the next few weeks. Be sure to check it out when you come in. You may find a great price on a plant you could use.

We have a good selection of #15 gallon fruit trees available now. These are 3 year old trees for those who want more mature fruit trees. They are $65.00 each.

All the perennials we start in March are now full and blooming. Nice selection in #1 gallon size pots for $7.95. Perennials give color to your landscape all summer. They come back every year and many are deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Enjoy spending time in your garden and yard. It’s such a nice way to relax and forget about things for a while.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff


AVOCADO TREES HAVE ARRIVED!

AVOCADO TREES ARE NOW IN!!

We just received Avocado Trees.

  • Bacon – Type B
  • Zutano – Type B
  • Lamb Haas – Type A

Avocado trees are semi self fruitful. So one tree will give you fruit. If you plant a type A, and a Type B together, you will get larger crops of fruit.

Avocados need good drainage for best performance. Amend the soil liberally to give rich well drained soil. Protect from extreme heat and from frost, particularly when they are young.

All trees are $46.00 each.


April 2022 Newsletter

Well, other than a few warm days, April is turning out to be a very nice month weather. As I write this, the forecast for next week at this point is calling for rain on Monday and a chance of rain later in the week. Hopefully “they” are right and it comes to pass.

We have a large selection of vegetable starts and more coming on in our greenhouse, plus regular deliveries, so we will have a good selection of vegetables for the planting season. This month is usually a good time to get started with the vegetable garden. Get it prepped if you haven’t done that yet so you can plant your vegetable starts soon. I always use Bio-Live fertilizer and bone meal and kelp meal mixed in the soil before I plant. Bone meal adds calcium to prevent blossom end rot. Kelp meal helps with disease prevention. After you have your plants in, use straw or mulch on the top to help keep the moisture in and keep the weeds down.

Many other things are needing to be done in the landscape during April.

Rhododendrons should have the flower trusses that are spent snapped off at the base as soon as they fade. Don’t wait until all the flowers have finished blooming to remove them because the plant will expend energy making seeds that would be better used to add new foliage when it has completed the bloom cycle. Fertilize them right after flowering with a rhododendron azalea camellia fertilizer now and then again in 30 days and a final time 30 days after that. The same treatment applies to azaleas when they are done blooming.

Daffodils that were blooming earlier are now done here at the nursery. After they are done blooming, don’t cut off the leaves while they are still green. While the leaves are green, fertilize them with a high phosphorous fertilizer or one labeled “bulb food”. The old leaves can be pulled up when they have turned yellow or brown.

If you haven’t fertilized yet, it is time to do it. With the cool temperatures, except for the past couple of days, it is an excellent time to fertilize your landscape. An all purpose fertilizer will work for trees and shrubs. Citrus fertilizer for citrus trees. And an acid fertilizer for rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias as well as blueberries. Be sure to water your plants well the day before you apply the fertilizer. Never fertilize a dry plant. Nitrogen part of fertilizer moves with water and if the plant is dry, it can pull up too much nitrogen when you water after applying the fertilizer and burn the plant. If it is moist and the fertilizer is applied and watered in, the plant pulls it up slowly since it is not thirsty.

Keep on top of the aphid problems and the fungus. Aphids seem to be quite a problem already this year. Spray with Neem oil or an insecticidal soap if you have aphids. Neem oil works as a fungicide too. Releasing lady bugs is another method to control the aphids. If you are going to use ladybugs, release them late in the evening, at dusk, and they will stay where you want them too.

I would recommend you start spraying your roses for fungus problems now before they appear. Use Neem oil or a fungicide on them on a regular basis to prevent the fungus from getting started. Neem oil will also act as an insecticide and prevent the aphid problem. We are starting to spray weekly here.

If you planted any bare root fruit trees this year or last year, the trunks of the trees should be painted with white tree trunk paint so that the young, thin bark does not become sunburned and cracked allowing insects to damage the cambium layer which carries nutrients to all parts of the tree. Do not use an oil based paint. A light colored, water based latex paint diluted by 50% works well.

Lawns should be fertilized with a lawn food, which will be high in nitrogen. You may want to over seed your lawn area to thicken it up a bit, and that can be done as long as your fertilizer does not have a weed control incorporated in the formula which would keep seed from sprouting. It is also a good time for starting a new lawn – before the weather heats up making it difficult to keep the area adequately dampened without having to sprinkle it every couple of hours or so. The same would apply to planting ground covers from flats – now is the time.

Lawns will do better if the mower blades are raised so that they are at least two inches high. Closely cut lawns don’t create much shade to the ground allowing it to dry much more quickly. That, in turn, requires more frequent and longer irrigating cycles for the lawn to stay nice and green. This will help to conserve water.

Summer annuals that provide reliable color through the summer will be becoming more available soon. Marigolds, alyssum, petunias, and other summer annuals will be coming in regularly soon. As the season progresses, they will be more plentiful

Hopefully you can get out and enjoy the nice weather in the garden
Thank you all for your continued support and we hope to see you soon.

Jeff


March 2022 Newsletter

After a dry February and dry start to March, there is now showing a chance for some rain early next week and maybe a bit more later in the 10 day forecast. Hopefully it comes to fruition. As far as watering goes right now, just water enough to keep newly planted bare root trees or other newly planted items moist. The ground does not dry out very fast with the cool nights and mild days. It is not necessary to water a lot yet. I’m watering trees in the new orchard about once every two weeks right now. Once they are in full leaf I will step that up a bit. Probably once a week or so. And when I get the drip system set up to where they can get a good deep soak, then once a week will be sufficient for the entire watering season. I do have 3″ of mulch around the trees as well.

It is now time to get ready to start fertilizing soon. As soon as deciduous trees and shrubs have their full set of leaves, you should give them their first fertilizing of the year. A balanced fertilizer works well for most things. Use a rhododendron, camellia, azalea fertilizer for your acid loving plants. Fertilize azaleas and rhododendrons after they are done blooming. Same thing for camellias. Citrus should use a citrus fertilizer. Citrus are best fertilized monthly through the growing season. Start after the threat of frost is past and continue monthly through October.

Roses should be leafing out now. If you have not pruned back roses, it is still a good time to do it. If you have any that are really large cause of neglected pruning during prior seasons, prune them down now. Prune roses down to 12 to 24 inches tall with several strong canes left and an open center.

Be sure to start spraying roses with a fungicide now. We use Neem Oil every two weeks here at the nursery on the roses to prevent aphids and fungus problems.

It’s time to start fertilizing roses as well. Roses are heavy feeders. They should be fertilized about every 6 weeks. Use a rose food or you can use a balanced all purpose fertilizer as well. I use a combination of the two on my roses and it works very well.

SPRING VEGETABLE PLANTING

We have some of our summer vegetable starts now and will be getting restocks weekly for the next two to three months depending how the season goes. We also have the greenhouse full of vegetable starts that will be ready for planting the first week of April or so, which honestly is the better time to plant your summer vegetables. Watch the weather. A good rule of thumb is to wait till overnight lows are consistently 50 degrees or higher and the ground is no longer cold to the touch. Prep your soil well before you plant. Add bone meal or oyster shell to the soil along with the vegetable fertilizer when you are prepping the soil. Bone meal adds phosphorous for root development and supplements calcium. Oyster shell adds calcium. Calcium will help to prevent blossom end rot. I use organic fertilizer on my vegetable garden. I use bone meal for phosphorous, and oyster shell for calcium , and tomato and vegetable fertilizer and kelp meal. Kelp meal helps to prevent diseases. About half way through the season I re apply fertilizer and bone meal.

AAUW GARDEN TOUR

The 28th Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Tour fabulous gardens in Marysville and Yuba City, plus an afternoon drop-in reception on the patio at THE BRICK COFFEE HOUSE in Marysville from noon until 4pm. $25 tickets are available now online at mvyc-ca.aauw.net/garden-tour-tickets.

Recycle your used containers here at the nursery. We gladly take back all used nursery containers. We re-use them in our growing operations. Don’t send them to the land fill. They can be dropped off here anytime during our regular business hours. Let us know if you have them with you when you come in, and we can unload them for you.

A note on our hours. We are open 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff


February 2022 Newsletter

Bare root season continues through February. The selection of bare root fruit trees and roses is still good. The ground is still moist and the nights are staying cold so the trees are still dormant, so it is an excellent time to plant bare root fruit trees. At the end of the month we pot up what has not been sold bare root and then the price goes up. Take advantage of bare root prices and selection and get your fruit trees in now.

Final Dormant Spraying is Due This Month

The third and final dormant spraying to prevent leaf curl is due this month. Don’t delay. The final spray should be done before you see color in the flower buds. I recommend doing it as soon as possible. We have a couple of warm days coming next week and you want to get the final spray on before you see color of flower buds. Use copper and horticultural oil together in your sprayer. Use 1 ounce of liquicop and 2.5 ounces of horticultural oil together in 1 gallon of water. I spray all the deciduous trees in the orchard. It prevents leaf curl and also helps to prevent fireblight on pears and apples, although not completely, and greatly reduces the aphid and insect problems on all the trees. The third and final spraying is the most important one. You should have done two applications already and the final one should be done before flowers come out. I will be spraying the nursery orchard for the final time early next week to make sure I get it done before flowers start to show up. Apricots usually bloom early and I want to get them before they bloom. We got behind on the first two, because of the rain in December so one was done the first week of January then the second two weeks later and now the third. So if you are behind on getting it done, get the second done now, so you maybe can get the third on before the trees start to bloom. We have a period of dry right now so take advantage and get it done. Don’t put this off till it is too late.
Also when you are spraying the dormant spray on your fruit trees, do your roses too. Stop the rose diseases before they start.

Fertilizing

It will be time to start fertilizing towards the end of the month or early next month. When the plants come out of dormancy, it is time to start fertilizing. Evergreen plants can be fertilized as soon as the threat of hard freezes is past. So later this month or mid March depending on where you live. Use a balanced fertilizer on most plants. Use citrus fertilizer on your citrus. Use rhododendron azalea camellia fertilizer on azaleas and camellias after they are done blooming. Fertilize three times after bloom each thirty days apart and then no more for the year. Gardenias benefit from monthly fertilizing during the growing season. Use a rose food on roses or a balanced fertilizer on them and do them monthly during the growing and blooming season for consistent blooms. We have a good selection of fertilizers. Much of it organic fertilizers. Which I prefer to use.

Now would be a good time to plant winter vegetables. We have a nice selection right now. If you plant them now they will give you production for a couple of months for sure and maybe longer depending on the temperatures. When we get some warm days in late February and early March, it’s still a bit too early to put out spring vegetables. We will get spring vegetables, some time in late March or early April, depending on weather. Even though it’s warm in the day, the nights should be 50 degrees or higher consistently before putting your summer vegetables in the ground. If you are thinking about starting summer vegetables inside from seed, probably want to get them started soon so they are ready to put out in spring.

Citrus we will be stocking in larger volume in March. March is the best time to plant citrus since we are usually past any hard freezes. Be sure to protect citrus that you plant now if we have freezing temperatures.

With the cool nights, the bare root trees are staying dormant, and like I said earlier, it is the time to plant them. Once we pot them, the price goes up and they are not immediately available, They have to root into the container before we sell them.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff

 


Bare Root Fruit Tree selection is still very good. Bare Root Season continues through the end of February.

Our bare root fruit trees are in and ready for sale. Selection is still very good. Our list is available here. It’s an excellent time to get your fruit trees in. The selection is still good. We are sold out of multi graft trees and a couple varieties of single variety trees.

Bare root roses are also available and the selection is very good.

No pruning classes this year due to the current Covid situation.

Unfortunately we will not be doing any pruning classes this year. With the current situation we are erring on the side of caution and don’t feel it is a good idea to have the large gatherings that come with the pruning classes. Hopefully next year things are back to normal. We apologize for the inconvenience.