In warmer weather I could have gotten away with the back squash patch. We have not had warmer weather. Therefore the back squash patch was basically a mildew factory.
So I ripped it out, added some more soil and put down some neem seed meal fertilizer.
And put in some onion sets!
California reds and walla wallas. I’m fairly confident with the walla wallas as you can grow them year round here. I also like red onions and I suspect an onion with California in the name will grow well here- just a hunch.
The real question of course is- will they bulb? I think so. I hope so.
Anyways there is one problem.
Turns out I have more onion sets then I know what to do with!
I might have to start a fabric pot just for onions or put some in the front fabric bed… Anyways, too many onions is a good problem to have. And if they don’t bulb right I’ll just have fancy scallions, which is another good problem to have.
If the weather isn’t what you want, don’t curse the weather, just start growing other vegetables.
I mean, I curse the weather too- but maybe also grow other vegetables alongside the cursing.
The point is don’t just curse.
Except this day. This day was entirely curses. When you can’t see ten feet down the road because of fog in August and you wake up to a soaked garden because of rain in August- It’s curses all the way down.
Ah San Francisco weather. Can’t live with it- can’t live without it?
I could live without it.
2 thoughts on “August work part two: onion interlude”
I’m not so sure that ‘California’ refers to San Francisco. It is completely different planet there. Onions did just fine in Montara, but just grew slower. Weirdly, I think they grew faster in winter than they did in winter in the Santa Clara Valley.
walla walla is my surer bet I think- but I love me red onions so I planted all of those and now I have to find space for the rest of the wallas. Oh well.