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
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
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