So it's July in San Francisco- one of the most consistently warm Julys in a while. This is good- It means the tomatoes are growing, ripening and should be nice and tasty. It also means the fungal issues that plague tomatoes in this city are only a little horrific- instead of nightmarish. It also means … Continue reading July’s Continuing tomato mis-adventures
It's that time of year where the harvests are 90% squash and herbs, but that's ok. I'm very much looking forward to going back to work soon- if only so I can offload my squash bounty on coworkers. (For many other reasons as well but also this) This was from a few days ago- I … Continue reading Summer harvests with bonus pie!
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
Also titled: "how to fork some cats." So I planted up my trellis bed with cucumbers a while back and they're all doing well. A tad windburnt as you can see- but that's fairly common damage and generally isn't a major issue. Also some caterpillar damage but again, standard stuff. However. You see that coir … Continue reading Those forking cats keep damaging my cucumbers
My dinky little romanesco that ended up in a temp pot is actually producing. Here's the little sucker. So he's now in a better place. His final pot placement is an ongoing question as I move things around, but hopefully in a big pot I won't have to worry so much. But seriously- it's like … Continue reading Right on time- Zucchini madness