It is the day after Valentines. The middle of February. At work, the first tomatoes have arrived. We are collectively mystified that they were even available this early. As you may know, growing tomatoes in San Francisco is difficult at the best of times. This is why we usually get our starts at the end … Continue reading Absolute madness
So two days ago we had a nearly 80 degree day. That is bad. Honestly the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been considering I was at work, sweating near the zoo, unable to water my plants. Mom's heroic measures for the rest of the garden were enough. The tree collard got wrecked. … Continue reading Heroic measures for the tree collard
If you care for rodent based prognostication, you may be aware that the little furry guy in Pennsylvania has predicted an early spring. Now I'm no believer in augury- and yet yesterday while I was at work it was 78 degrees in the garden. Mom was heroic and saved most everything through some emergency watering- … Continue reading The groundhog strikes again, bolting brassicas abound.
No time like the present to get Mr. Tea into a new pot. And I have the soil and fertilizer on hand! Camellia sinensis is a Camellia after all, and there's special soil for Camellias that I happen to have a bag of. I got two for a thing and it turned out I needed … Continue reading Tea for one
I love the early morning hours. It's warm and cozy in bed. It's still dark and calm. You don't have to wake up for another half an hour or so- so you lightly doze, listening to the wind. The whistling, the howling, the crashing- Uh oh. "Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects" That's not … Continue reading The return of the wind- San Francisco tea party edition