Category: Pick-your-own

Estimated Fruit Schedule

June 27-July 14: Currants, Gooseberry, Raspberry- July weeks 1 to 3: Cherry July weeks 1 to 4: Blueberry July 3rd week to September:Blackberry July 3rd week to-November: Apples begin with Lodi, Gravenstein, William’s Pride, Redfree. August 3rd week-October last week:Grapes begin with Interlaken, then… Continue Reading “Estimated Fruit Schedule”

Bench Grafted Apple Trees

“Bench Grafts”: the term used when propagating at-the-bench versus in-the-field. It’s usually a warm dry environment, and practiced in the ‘off-season’. When I can, I get started in January but I typically don’t because the rootstock-that what I graft to-is not available until March,… Continue Reading “Bench Grafted Apple Trees”

Triple Crown Blackberries

Blueberry plants

We’re reliquishing 160 -5 year old plants out into the community. Potted, productive( we make pies from nursery plants, yes they,re producing). In comes new inventory: 1 gallon and 2 gallon plants add Peat, Bark, a little sand, water, a handful of cottonseed meal,… Continue Reading “Blueberry plants”

Garden Design Class

Can you imagine a walled garden?The story ‘The Secret Garden’ shed light on the peace, sanctuary and romance within the confines of such a glorious planting – where one can communicate with the wildlings. As a child this story stirred a wonder within me.… Continue Reading “Garden Design Class”

Winter light, planning.

I live this time in reflection. Misty dampish, 40’s air. Reading, writing, consumed with defining purpose. Plant Gil, plant! – I recall my good friend saying repeatedly. I deliberate within design parameters. I deliberate for the rare 5 days needed to shovel a hole… Continue Reading “Winter light, planning.”

“Ahoy, SpiGold

Reviews

Share a review. Read the reviews. The ever-changing farm. Here’s the negative: no small-wheeled strollers, a worm in EVERY apple, old trucks, tractors, implements, farm materials, empty (or full) bottle of whiskey, bare back young men in the nursery, barbed wire in the farmyard,… Continue Reading “Reviews”

When apples go bad…

Apple drops and food safety

Gravenstein, Early Wynoochee, Aurora,

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