I don't think this is the last captain's log of the year, but it's most likely the second to last. The days are shorter and shorter as the solstice creeps up on us, and thus I only have a limited time in the mornings before work for checking on things. Hence the dodgy light in … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 15th 2019
The rains have begun in earnest! Which means I have to delay my planting, hunker down any little plants, and focus on a big clean up. A clean up of what? Apples. When I took this picture I was anticipating a not so fun job for my next day off, but when I came home … Continue reading Captain’s log: Early December 2019
Well, the "yet more Asian greens bed". Besides the black summer Bok Choy, a vegetable that is eaten all over Asia, and today the world- I've planted two vegetables that are fairly particular to Japan, Komatsuna and Shungiku. Komatsuna is of course a brassica- but Shungiku isn't. More on that later. Before I planted, but … Continue reading The Japanese vegetable bed is in!
Well I do have a bed to fill- and it's time for winter herbs. I may have gone a tad overboard but a substantial employee discount will do that to you. I got something I've never grown- edible chrysanthemum greens- also known as shungiku. Along with the komatsuna, I'm looking forward to some winter hot … Continue reading Vegetable haul November 2019
Well it was time to pick the largest Bok Choy left in the ground, and that freed up space for my mystery veg. It also gave me an excuse for a wide shot of my west beds. I would have photos of my yummy Bok Choy only one had cabbage maggots *in the stems* fuck. … Continue reading Planting the mystery brassica