This has been a hell of a year huh? You might have noticed a lack of posts lately, that's because my father was in the hospital and things got a little complicated for a while. He's ok now, but it's been a hellacious couple of weeks. I have a lot to do in the garden … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31 2019
Well as mentioned the deluge means the squash vines are toast. Also as mentioned, this is a semi good thing as it means the 4x4 bed that is newly amended is ready for planting. Also in good news bad news, the chayote is toast (may post a postmortem on that one) as are the tomatoes … Continue reading So much work to do before the rains return
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
G-d the carrot bed was depressing. Beautiful carrots all tasteless and dull. Well that's what happens when the bed is too depleted. Last year I had trouble with tiny little carrots and bushy tops- too much enrichment. This year it was the opposite. How about we aim for perfect sweet carrots 2k20? That means clearing … Continue reading Carrot bed finally sown
Well, the "yet more Asian greens bed". Besides the black summer Bok Choy, a vegetable that is eaten all over Asia, and today the world- I've planted two vegetables that are fairly particular to Japan, Komatsuna and Shungiku. Komatsuna is of course a brassica- but Shungiku isn't. More on that later. Before I planted, but … Continue reading The Japanese vegetable bed is in!