Several subtitles could be used here- It was a toss up between "Adventures in killing my back," "Old landscape fabric is past you punishing future you," or "Leveling pavers was a job invented by Satan." Let me explain. Several weeks back when we were having uncommonly warm weather, I realized the time was right to … Continue reading I have a greenhouse now!
Saving salsify seeds
One of my favorite garden dark horses this year has to be my salsify plant going hog wild next to my tomatoes. Not only is it supposedly delicious- but it has the best flowers. I'd heard it spread easily and that getting seeds to sow was a cinch- but since half the plants died over … Continue reading Saving salsify seeds
Starting some April seeds
And not being an idiot about it like last time. So I did have a half bag of seed starting soil and a spare seed starting tray so I thought I'd see if I can start some more seeds. Two types of heirloom winter squash, some of my fancy cilantro, my favorite cucumbers, some fancy … Continue reading Starting some April seeds
New year, new seedlings, new tomato varieties
Well as much as I'm trying to pull away from the stereotypical tomato centric summer planting, I like tomatoes. Yes, yes, they don't even grow well in San Francisco- but I live in a hotter part (relatively) and I like a challenge. But I'm not falling into the tomato trap this year of putting in … Continue reading New year, new seedlings, new tomato varieties
Tea. Wars have been fought over it. It is the defining drink of multiple countries and cultures, and was arguably one of the foundational pillars of English colonialism and empire, the ramifications of which we still grapple with today. It's also a nice drink. It's also a plant. I grow those. Now at my local … Continue reading Camellia sinensis