So my initial way-too-early tomato, little miss Petaluma Hill Purple is... way too big for her pot. Remember this was the first one I got, in late February when we got a ton of early tomatoes and I thought, oh what the heck. So I got it in a 4 inch container, re-potted it into … Continue reading Tomato time, whether I like it or not!
Day One. So. The front of my garden that houses my shade veggies is a bit of a mess. This fabric bed which was mostly an experiment in seeing what could grow in a shade patch was largely a success. It proved that quite a lot could grow in the shade. Arugula for one, also … Continue reading The three day saga of putting in a new bed, or, I am very very tired
So one of the pitfalls of now working at my local garden center is getting to see the weird and rare stuff as it comes in. That doesn't sound like a problem right? But it is. See in the past when I'd schlep down I'd just buy what was available that day, and while there … Continue reading The madness continues
Or why public transportation may be a very good thing, but is still kinda rough on plants. Or why potting your plants at home is a better option. Or why I really need to learn to drive. Some context first. I was working at my job's Marina location when in the course of potting up … Continue reading Buddy Aloe
It is the day after Valentines. The middle of February. At work, the first tomatoes have arrived. We are collectively mystified that they were even available this early. As you may know, growing tomatoes in San Francisco is difficult at the best of times. This is why we usually get our starts at the end … Continue reading Absolute madness