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!
I got a delivery from work a few days ago, just in time for mother's day. I had gotten a really pretty pot for mom last year- contents TBD. She'd been waffling on what kind of succulent- but via facetime I picked out this gorgeous blue ruffled echeveria. I'm happy to say it was a … Continue reading Growing up instead of out
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
My wonderful local garden center is still open in a limited capacity, as growing your own food is (rightly) an essential activity. My family's personal risks are too high for me to resume work at this moment, but the fact that my job has pivoted to edibles (no not like that!) means a ton of … Continue reading Captain’s log: Late April plant madness