It's bugs. The advantage is bugs. Good bugs! Of course pollinators is the obvious one- flowers attract bees! Flowers also give food to adult ladybugs so they can be fruitful and multiply and make larvae that eat the nasty bugs! This is a celery which is not flowering, but it's a really good picture of … Continue reading The advantage of letting things go to seed
So my initial way-too-early tomato, little miss Petaluma Hill Purple is... way too big for her pot. Remember this was the first one I got, in late February when we got a ton of early tomatoes and I thought, oh what the heck. So I got it in a 4 inch container, re-potted it into … Continue reading Tomato time, whether I like it or not!
Day One. So. The front of my garden that houses my shade veggies is a bit of a mess. This fabric bed which was mostly an experiment in seeing what could grow in a shade patch was largely a success. It proved that quite a lot could grow in the shade. Arugula for one, also … Continue reading The three day saga of putting in a new bed, or, I am very very tired
As I was hard at work constructing the new bed that isn't ready yet- I noticed a gorgeous green aphid climbing on my new metal construct. Time to see if the ladybug lures work! It's a little tablet filled with pheromones and if you sort of cut it and hang it on a branch it'll … Continue reading Ladybug bonanza
So buddy aloe has been happy as a clam in his nice terra-cotta pot on the workbench, out of the sun and rain. How happy? He's had a couple of babies. Now I got him because he had the beginning of pups, and I wanted to double or triple my fun, but his babies have … Continue reading Buddy Aloe has a baby