So when you grow veggies often you'll get volunteers from past harvests. Sometimes this takes the form of a tomato seedling popping up in a bed that once held tomatoes. If you let arugula go to seed you can have never ending arugula which is nice. When squash does this it's bad because you'll never … Continue reading #SaveTheSpud
Alright, it's still raining periodically, but that's no excuse. It was much worse last year, and I have too much to do to be idle. But oh what a mess. It's just wall to wall shrooms in the shade herb bed- but that's not the only fungus among us. The weird cat hair like mycelium … Continue reading Digging out from under the mire
So after a good proper storming we're in a dry period, and I can tally the damage. The verdict? Not great! It looks like the mildew issues in the 4x4 bed have outlived the squash vines, as these little mold filaments show. At first I thought they were some sort of cat hair- but no, … Continue reading Wind, rain, fog; the effects of wild weather can still be felt after.
Well as much as I'm trying to pull away from the stereotypical tomato centric summer planting, I like tomatoes. Yes, yes, they don't even grow well in San Francisco- but I live in a hotter part (relatively) and I like a challenge. But I'm not falling into the tomato trap this year of putting in … Continue reading New year, new seedlings, new tomato varieties
So I've had some old dead tarragon under my shade herb pots for a while. I set them there during the rains to see if they'd bounce back. Not very bouncy. The one in terra-cotta is stone dead, and I thought the one in ceramic was too. Well what do you know? After cutting back … Continue reading Tenacious Tarragon