As you might have heard, we've been having some crazy weather events here, ranging from light rain, heavy rain, pouring rain, driving rain, gusty rain, thunder storms, frosts at night and memorably, a pounding hail storm. This winter had already NOT been one of the years where I have a small thriving winter greens garden, … Continue reading Welcome to San Francisco, the bayou by the bay
Marionberry season is officially here, so the annual fight to get enough berries upstairs to make baked goods has started. It's a fight that pits me against me, and I'm losing. It's also a fight of me against me with regards to the blueberries as well, I'm losing that battle as well. This southern highbush … Continue reading Captain’s log: a busy June gets busier
I've dabbled with starts and seeds and honestly- both work great. In starts from the garden center, you get a plant ready to go- and sometimes when a seed is hard to start, or impossible to get, or the plant in question is sterile and propagated by division, you can't just buy a packet. But … Continue reading Summer Squash round up! (with a special appearance by a mini acorn squash)
By May my greenhouse tomato had been growing steadily larger and was just starting to put out flowers. So I started switching my liquid feed from 16-16-16 to 3-20-20. She's too bushy-but tons of flowers. It was time for a trim- and to start better supporting the potential baby tomatoes. And while the greenhouse keeps … Continue reading Greenhouse Black Krim for the win!
Before the plant grows so large it gains sentience and tries to strangle me. This is year three or four of having just gobs and gobs of Comfrey grow from the maybe 2 plants I planted as a green mulch for the marionberries. That itself was a mistake as no blackberry in the history of … Continue reading Making more Comfrey tea