By May my greenhouse tomato had been growing steadily larger and was just starting to put out flowers. So I started switching my liquid feed from 16-16-16 to 3-20-20. She's too bushy-but tons of flowers. It was time for a trim- and to start better supporting the potential baby tomatoes. And while the greenhouse keeps … Continue reading Greenhouse Black Krim for the win!
I keep laying down the ladybug law in my garden and it's starting to bear fruit. Well, more larvae then fruit. Sometimes plants that don't look obviously aphidy can also have a small or large infestation. My sage in terracotta that's right below the hanging tomato basket has been lousy with ladybug larvae- a sign … Continue reading Operation airlift
Despite the weather issues, despite the fungus, despite being both crazy busy and having nothing to do except water and moan about bugs... and the whole pandemic thing- the tomato haul so far is intense. I've already been gushing about the Spike- and that was a real dark horse in terms of yields, if not … Continue reading The best and biggest surprise(s)- Black Krim the clear winner in the tomato adventure
So the cucumbers are a mess- on account of the fact that they're cucumbers and it's San Francisco. They're also decently productive so I've had to keep an eye on them. The reason to keep an eye on them is multi-purpose. In order to have any sort of productive vine you have to constantly battle … Continue reading Surprise and not so surprise harvests
July in San Francisco is one of the first of the really rich harvest months in our climate. Our harvest months never really end- even in winter we can have a lot of veg- but starting in June and roaring through July is when we get the really good stuff starting. Of course there's squash. … Continue reading July 2020 Harvests