So two days ago we had a nearly 80 degree day. That is bad. Honestly the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been considering I was at work, sweating near the zoo, unable to water my plants. Mom's heroic measures for the rest of the garden were enough. The tree collard got wrecked. … Continue reading Heroic measures for the tree collard
As the season turns, from summer into actual summer fall, it comes time to plant more cabbage family crops. I have my nice bok choy, which despite my best efforts of spraying them and setting slug bait, are becoming well nibbled. *sigh* One must pay the pest tax to garden. ANYWAYS. Look, I don't have … Continue reading Planting a fall bed, second best brassica edition
The little romanescos are still growing, but the big one that survived the maggots is getting quite big. There's just one problem. This is a romanesco: This is what is growing in my garden. Did... something happen when the seeds were packed? Did purple cauliflower jump into the seed packet? Did I screw something up … Continue reading Romanesco issues
Or in the case of the first two names, Cantonese. It's my 100th post! So since I harvested my first Bok Choy of the year, I thought I'd do a deep dive into one of my favorite cabbages! Bok Choy, also know as Pac Choi, which is how my garden center spells it- is a … Continue reading Bok Choy, Pac Choi, Brassica rapa, it’s all Latin to me.