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
April has no more showers- but plenty of flowers
So the last couple of days were in the 80s. Today was much more sedate- but still warm for April. At least it was properly overcast. The main advantage of the extra unseasonal heat is that it's triggering some early flowers- which is good for the bees I suppose. Now I'm not 100% sure this … Continue reading April has no more showers- but plenty of flowers
The excelsior bee hotel is open for business
And luckily the flowers are starting to bloom just in time to give the bees something to eat. This lovely bee house was a gift from an online friend named elsietheeel who sent me this wonderful bee house out of the blue in winter. The edge was slightly damaged but it is perfectly usable. I … Continue reading The excelsior bee hotel is open for business
Captain’s log: March 14th 2019
Well I had to push the grand soil haul til tomorrow, but that didn't mean I could rest on my laurels. The weather is beautiful out- and coupled with the return of daylight savings I have a ton more usable time out in the garden. It was around 70 degrees out in the hottest part … Continue reading Captain’s log: March 14th 2019
Too much rain!
I hesitate to even say that. It's too close to a jinx. After years and years of dry or barely wet winters, drought after drought, it seems... unseemly to complain about rain. But oh god I am sick of it. It's clear today, but it'll start up again tomorrow, and my poor plants are getting … Continue reading Too much rain!