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
Now get your minds out of the gutter I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about basil though. Everyone knows my favorite basil is the incomparable African blue bush basil. Both of my bush basils are growing great. So great I think I'm going to try and root cuttings from them. But African blue bush … Continue reading Herbal indulgences
Summer is almost here, but it feels like it's already here, with a day this weekend that hit 100 degrees. Some absolutely frantic watering and mulching took place, and as today is a much more sedate 76, I think I managed to save most everything. Well, except for the turnips- once again cabbage fly screws … Continue reading Flowers, fruit, and almost fruit.
I had a lot of work to do yesterday, the carrots and potatoes weren't even the half of it. I had to wrestle the sun herb bed into shape for one. That sage is super overgrown. And the chamomile is no longer viable. Well for me anyways. I had a few cups of chamomile tea … Continue reading Mixed beds and new plants