The rain is back! Bringing water, weeds and fungi to a parched garden. None of this is bad, it just means that tomato time is over. I have some work cut out for me pulling plants soon. Regardless, I'm not upset. I had a damn good year for tomatoes, and learned a few things about … Continue reading Captain’s Log: Early November Rains Return
We had a doozy of a late winter/early spring out here, alternating between sporadic rain, gusting winds, random days of near 85 degree temperature, and amusingly, hailstones tearing chunks through leafy greens and windshields alike. The windstorms were the worst of the bunch- as they always are, and once again my way-too-big-for-his-own-pot tree collard decided … Continue reading Righting the ship. Playing the part of the ship in this metaphor, is a top heavy tree collard.
Welp. It’s nearly winter and it’s starting to show- the wind has been whipping around both my garden and the nursery- knocking over everything and evaporating the moisture from the soil. A lesser casualty in my garden is my tea plant. The wind knocked a whole stem off one night- and I had to overnight … Continue reading Temporarily indoor tea
Not everything in a vegetable garden needs to be edible. A truly lovely salvia came into work the other day and I snagged it. "Ember's wish" is just a gorgeous specimen- I look forward to feeding the hummingbirds. Also threw in some anise hyssop into the mix because why not. Both plants are good choices … Continue reading The only plant(s) appropriate for the weather
So I've been obviously neglecting the blog- and frankly my garden for a few weeks. There's a very easy explanation- I had a very bad migraine that kept me inside for a while and when I had recovered, the air was so unhealthy in San Francisco that I found staying outside to do more than … Continue reading An Apology