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
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
Or rather everybody into the plot. That's just sad- an empty bed with a bag of good soil on top. Time to fix that. After a spot of weeding and digging- and weeding and digging- and... The bed was filled with the good new soil, and ready for planting. I have those three black krim … Continue reading Tomato time- everybody into the pool!
The back row of my big seedling starter had komatsuna in it which was a bad idea. Hench the empty rows. Did you know that seedlings can themselves go to seed? Well komatsuna can. Turns out planting them in the fall isn't a guideline, it's a rule. Oh well. But the middle row of Gai … Continue reading Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here
I'm a proud papa to 9 itty bitty baby tomato plants, the only sprouters of 36 tomato seeds that I sowed indoors in January. That's not a bad sowed-to-sprouted ratio for tomato plants honestly. Maybe if I had a heated mat I could have germinated more- but I don't so I'm happy with what I … Continue reading Baby tomato plants are growing up