Trying out new things in the garden is a necessity year after year. A soil blend you like might be out of stock or reformulated badly, so you have to give something else a try. Last year your favorite tomato really beefed it and got ultra blighty or aphidy and you now know sun-gold is … Continue reading Old cucumber seed, new cucumber growing method
Buddy aloe has patiently and diligently waited out the winter, putting out more and more pups and just begging for attention. While also becoming a one succulent spider factory. He got more than a little root-bound, and needs a new pot pronto. Of course as he'd also become home to a veritable internet of spiders, … Continue reading Buddy aloe gets a new home
I've been pretty busy. Both at work and at home and in the garden. So I've been tearing out anything that isn't bearing or was a bad experiment and the like. Lots of harvests- and lots of harvest to come. But my herb situation has been a mess for a while- and it's time to … Continue reading August construction
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
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!