We're starting to have random rains in the night. This is very unseasonable, but in San Francisco nothing short of a random snow hurricane is truly unseasonable. This is, as you can imagine, not helping my garden's fungal issues. It has also led to an ant explosion. Which has led to an aphid explosion. And … Continue reading Ants. The absolute worst.
We had a freak wind storm this week that blew down people walking down the street and interrupted power in a few neighborhoods. It also highlighted why tomato cages are not optional- as it blew all my tomatoes off their gerry-rigged stakes. For the most part everyone was ok- just on the floor. I have … Continue reading The no good too windy day
The tomatoes this year are really turning out to have been a good investment in time. The first tomato- the wildly early one- was rather unwisely put in a large pot. I have found that while potted tomatoes bear fine- they tend to be extra buggy and nasty. The Petaluma hill purple is no exception- … Continue reading Tomato pre-triumphs- or the only reason I’m not cursing the heatwave
San Francisco has been windy lately. Like- really windy. Now this is normal for the area, we just have random gust storms sometimes. I've blogged about them in the past, mostly complaining about the havoc wreaked. Sometimes these windstorms happen with the rains in winter- sometimes in the heat of summer. That's the problematic one- … Continue reading Collard down!
So the tomato thicket consisting of Julia and Spike needed a little TLC. It's been very very hot the last few days, and they've been growing their little tomato hearts out. Julia seems to be trying to escape the bed, while Spike... Spike is an untamable eldritch horror that will consume all. lucky for me … Continue reading Tomato thicket update