I had to cut down the last of the shungiku- largely because the ailing plant had become a scale and aphid factory. I kept it going for a while because it was feeding the ladybugs and bees, but it was finally time. Luckily the bees have plenty to snack on besides a giant dying spindly … Continue reading June Blooms
Well- Time to check on the blackberry vines I suppose- I wonder what they look like. Well. That's uh... definitely going to be enough for pie. Pie(s) maybe if I am lucky holy crap. This... This is the first year fruiting for these canes. I already have the start of new growth canes for next … Continue reading Countdown to marionberry pie
San Francisco has been windy lately. Like- really windy. Now this is normal for the area, we just have random gust storms sometimes. I've blogged about them in the past, mostly complaining about the havoc wreaked. Sometimes these windstorms happen with the rains in winter- sometimes in the heat of summer. That's the problematic one- … Continue reading Collard down!
The seedling table has thinned considerably, as I have slowly filled up the front metal bed with lettuces and spinach, and the trellis bed with cucumbers and swiss chard. The red kuri went in front of the beans, and all the tomatoes are in their thickets. Which leaves something of a motley crew on Fred. … Continue reading The last bed on the left
So the tomato thicket consisting of Julia and Spike needed a little TLC. It's been very very hot the last few days, and they've been growing their little tomato hearts out. Julia seems to be trying to escape the bed, while Spike... Spike is an untamable eldritch horror that will consume all. lucky for me … Continue reading Tomato thicket update