We're starting to have random rains in the night. This is very unseasonable, but in San Francisco nothing short of a random snow hurricane is truly unseasonable. This is, as you can imagine, not helping my garden's fungal issues. It has also led to an ant explosion. Which has led to an aphid explosion. And … Continue reading Ants. The absolute worst.
So it's kinda a regular July mess out back- in a good way. Lots of stuff is ripening, I'm getting loads of squash and cucumbers- but also some really interesting bugs. I'm not sure if this is a beneficial or not but I don't care. It's probably pollinating. But wow it's pretty. It's clearly some … Continue reading July bugs
Also titled: "how to fork some cats." So I planted up my trellis bed with cucumbers a while back and they're all doing well. A tad windburnt as you can see- but that's fairly common damage and generally isn't a major issue. Also some caterpillar damage but again, standard stuff. However. You see that coir … Continue reading Those forking cats keep damaging my cucumbers
The last couple of days have been blazing hot- which has solved some problems and exposed some others. But for the giant zucchini factory the blast of heat seems to have just gotten the proverbial motor going, to my delight. Ah- a beautiful sight. While the leaves here obviously have some lingering mildew issues from … Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
So while their edible season is short and tasty, which for a winter crop in the Bay Area is all you could ask for- the Shugiku's continued existence as the world's prettiest flowering plant is not in jeopardy at all. I guess I'm a weirdo for only discovering now that chrysanthemums are super pretty- but … Continue reading Shungiku update