The last couple of days have been blazing hot- which has solved some problems and exposed some others. But for the giant zucchini factory the blast of heat seems to have just gotten the proverbial motor going, to my delight. Ah- a beautiful sight. While the leaves here obviously have some lingering mildew issues from … Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
Fancy legume edition. So next to the bed that has the new cucumber jungle gym, is a really sad one. Oof. Besides the roots of long gone collards it is just chock full of weeds. And what appears to be a stray borage, we'll save that for later. Not to mention a ton of oxalis … Continue reading Mid-March planting, part 3
Or you know- be terribly neglectful and then reward them after the fact in the hope that you can scam more beans from them. Mr French bush bean here got a little tempest tossed by the Santa Ana winds last week. But he's producing a ton of little beans and I can respect that. I … Continue reading Be nice to your Bush Beans and they will reward you.
The purple beans have beaned their last. Which is surprising to me as this time last year they were still going strong. All the pole beans are doing kind of iffy this year, probably from the overly rainy weather combined with the subsequent roasting. Now its cold again and my poor beans are in shock. … Continue reading One set of bean vines down
The wilting lettuce was good for something- clearing the worst of it gave me space for the rest of my walla walla onions. Some of them will have to share space with one of my romaines, but otherwise it's nice I found room for them. And I have a new pepper. Just in time to … Continue reading Late summer planting and re-seeding