So as I try to dig my garden out of the doldrums and into spring planting, I'm running into the usual problems of time and space and weather. But I'm also finding some surprising success stories. This bed was almost totally harvested and left fallow for potatoes- but one surprise plant clearly was surviving and … Continue reading Operation kale lift is a go!
We had a doozy of a late winter/early spring out here, alternating between sporadic rain, gusting winds, random days of near 85 degree temperature, and amusingly, hailstones tearing chunks through leafy greens and windshields alike. The windstorms were the worst of the bunch- as they always are, and once again my way-too-big-for-his-own-pot tree collard decided … Continue reading Righting the ship. Playing the part of the ship in this metaphor, is a top heavy tree collard.
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 back row of my big seedling starter had komatsuna in it which was a bad idea. Hench the empty rows. Did you know that seedlings can themselves go to seed? Well komatsuna can. Turns out planting them in the fall isn't a guideline, it's a rule. Oh well. But the middle row of Gai … Continue reading Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here
So- it's been a fun few days taking stock of what I have and what I would get in a normal environment and what I can make do with. Trellises! Not that hard to make if you have old bamboo stakes! I do have a new bed to replace the not so great fabric bed … Continue reading Captain’s Log: March 19th 2020