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
This has been a hell of a year huh? You might have noticed a lack of posts lately, that's because my father was in the hospital and things got a little complicated for a while. He's ok now, but it's been a hellacious couple of weeks. I have a lot to do in the garden … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31 2019
Specifically Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis. Yeah. It's napa cabbage time. The 4x4 bed has been cleared, so it was just a matter of shoving over the mulch for planting. Oh yes, this is a well amended bed. It was at this point I realized I had less space in this bed then I thought for … Continue reading Finally- it’s cabbage time