Re: winter in a Calif. garden, was Re: [gardeners] test

Sherryl Fawx (
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 19:14:08 -0800

Yes, I think you are a few weeks ahead of us, climate-wise, even with the
frosty nights.  We are still picking oranges, and I haven't seen any bud
swell on the fruit trees yet.  Do you spray pomegranates, too?  Which
nasties attack them?


At 06:31 PM 01/17/2002 -0800, Ron wrote:
>It's these chilly nights, in the high 30s, interspersed by a week in the
>high 70s that has our garden mightily confused. The buds on the
>nectarine, apricot, persimmon and pomegranate have begun to swell,
>indicating dormant spray is something I will have to apply this weekend,
>to keep the nasties out of the swelling and separating buds. I just hope
>we don't get a real cold snap after a concerted period of warmth. This
>time of year is just so unpredictable!