It's wall to wall trees at work. I'm not a huge fan of dead plants unless I'm eating them, but the proliferation of pines (actually firs) means tree trimmings! Here's a bundle I took home on the bus, confounding and amazing my fellow travelers. Also maybe making the train smell better then it usually does … Continue reading ‘Tis the season- for acidic mulch!
The rains have begun in earnest! Which means I have to delay my planting, hunker down any little plants, and focus on a big clean up. A clean up of what? Apples. When I took this picture I was anticipating a not so fun job for my next day off, but when I came home … Continue reading Captain’s log: Early December 2019
While I was smart enough to get the brassica beds all finished in time, I dithered on my new herb and leek haul. Which now that it's pouring is a bit of a problem. I mean they're perfectly happy, but as with the tea shrub I'm a little concerned about them blowing over. I'm also … Continue reading A seasonal pause- or the rain delays have started 2k19
Tea. Wars have been fought over it. It is the defining drink of multiple countries and cultures, and was arguably one of the foundational pillars of English colonialism and empire, the ramifications of which we still grapple with today. It's also a nice drink. It's also a plant. I grow those. Now at my local … Continue reading Camellia sinensis
G-d the carrot bed was depressing. Beautiful carrots all tasteless and dull. Well that's what happens when the bed is too depleted. Last year I had trouble with tiny little carrots and bushy tops- too much enrichment. This year it was the opposite. How about we aim for perfect sweet carrots 2k20? That means clearing … Continue reading Carrot bed finally sown