Trying out new things in the garden is a necessity year after year. A soil blend you like might be out of stock or reformulated badly, so you have to give something else a try. Last year your favorite tomato really beefed it and got ultra blighty or aphidy and you now know sun-gold is … Continue reading Old cucumber seed, new cucumber growing method
Not everything in a vegetable garden needs to be edible. A truly lovely salvia came into work the other day and I snagged it. "Ember's wish" is just a gorgeous specimen- I look forward to feeding the hummingbirds. Also threw in some anise hyssop into the mix because why not. Both plants are good choices … Continue reading The only plant(s) appropriate for the weather
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
I had two beautiful celery plants last fall, that were cut down in their prime by gophers. So when I was purchasing plants pre-isolation, I bought one more celery and put it in a pot- so that hungry rodents would not be an issue. What I did not consider is that perhaps Celery plants do … Continue reading Saving the celery
Or rather everybody into the plot. That's just sad- an empty bed with a bag of good soil on top. Time to fix that. After a spot of weeding and digging- and weeding and digging- and... The bed was filled with the good new soil, and ready for planting. I have those three black krim … Continue reading Tomato time- everybody into the pool!