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
So- it's been a fun few days taking stock of what I have and what I would get in a normal environment and what I can make do with. Trellises! Not that hard to make if you have old bamboo stakes! I do have a new bed to replace the not so great fabric bed … Continue reading Captain’s Log: March 19th 2020
The weather continues to be absolutely wild. Cool nights still, with the occasional 70 degree day- and no rain in sight. Even the Brassicas that are bolt resistant are having fits, and I don't blame them. But there are some good signs too. The Rosemary is in full bloom- always a sign that Spring is … Continue reading Fresh growth as the days grow longer
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!
Well I'd been putting it off and off and off and I can't put it off anymore. It's time to tie up the blackberry. The comfrey has served its purpose of being sort of a green compost so I pulled it and laid it down after some weeding, and pulling the brambles up. The comfrey … Continue reading I just had to have a blackberry…