July in San Francisco is one of the first of the really rich harvest months in our climate. Our harvest months never really end- even in winter we can have a lot of veg- but starting in June and roaring through July is when we get the really good stuff starting. Of course there's squash. … Continue reading July 2020 Harvests
I had to cut down the last of the shungiku- largely because the ailing plant had become a scale and aphid factory. I kept it going for a while because it was feeding the ladybugs and bees, but it was finally time. Luckily the bees have plenty to snack on besides a giant dying spindly … Continue reading June Blooms
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.