Or you know- be terribly neglectful and then reward them after the fact in the hope that you can scam more beans from them. Mr French bush bean here got a little tempest tossed by the Santa Ana winds last week. But he's producing a ton of little beans and I can respect that. I … Continue reading Be nice to your Bush Beans and they will reward you.
So for a while all the zucchini I've been getting have been fairly runty, and if I try to let them grow to normal size, fairly rotty. Not terribly surprising as the vines are old at this point. Weirdly the leaves look very healthy for this time of year, so I started digging around the … Continue reading Oh god monster zuke
The purple beans have beaned their last. Which is surprising to me as this time last year they were still going strong. All the pole beans are doing kind of iffy this year, probably from the overly rainy weather combined with the subsequent roasting. Now its cold again and my poor beans are in shock. … Continue reading One set of bean vines down
So at this point I have two established pepper plants, a lipstick pepper and a Italian Bull Horn pepper. The Lipstick has some nice fruits, so I thought it was time to pick a few. Look at those nice big green peppers. Now lipstick peppers are generally picked at the red stage, but even with … Continue reading Pepper problems
And I have potato bags ready to dig! They are a mess, but potatoes are potatoes, even if the greens are icky looking. I saved the dirt so I could sift it and reuse it. Probably not for more potatoes however, you can spread potato disease if you do that. I got a good pound … Continue reading Sometimes you just want a potato